Curried beef

Curried beef is a recipe for beef steak cubes with a touch from India. It is based on the version popular in England, where there is definite appreciation for a curry.


1 lb beef (lean beef steak, cut into cubes)
2 T flour
1 onion (medium size)
2 c broth (beef broth or beef stock)
2 t raisin (seedless)
2 T apricot (dried apricots, chopped)


  1. Toss beef cubes in flour. Heat ghee in a pan over a medium heat and brown beef for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Ad, onion and curry paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour over stock, add raisins and chopped apricots and stir.
  4. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, until the beef is tender.
Total time
3 hours, 20 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
8 servings


If you don't have it, substitute 1 Tbs ghee with 1 Tbs cooking oil.

Check the curry while simmering and add a little more stock if necessary. For a richer curry, substitute half the liquid with coconut milk.

To adapt this recipe for the crock-pot or slow cooker, brown the meat, add only half the curry - the slow cooker concentrates flavors even more, it is better to be shy - place meat and only half the liquid it in the crock-pot and cook on a low setting for about 6 hours - check the recommendations for your particular slow cooker.

To make this recipe free of gluten, substitute flour with cornstarch.


The first recipe for curry known in England dates from 1747. Curries have been around in British cuisine for a long time and now these recipes are enormously popular.

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