Curried beef
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Easy beef curry with potatoes.
Recipe type: Mild beef curry
Cuisine: South African
Serves: 4-6
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 pounds stewing steak or chuck, cubed
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup apricot jam
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½-1 cup boiling water
  • 2 large potatoes, scrubbed or peeled, and cubed
  1. Place the oil, beef and onion in a casserole dish.
  2. Sprinkle with flour, mix, cover with a lid and bake in the oven at 350⁰F for about an hour.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients, excluding the potatoes, and add to the meat. Mix carefully, to loosen the brown, crispy bits from the base. Cover and return to the oven, at 325⁰F, for another hour, or until the meat is tender.
  4. Add the potato and return to the oven for about 30 minutes, until the potato is cooked.
  5. Adjust the flavor and consistency of the sauce if necessary. Serve on rice.
To prepare on the stovetop, heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan and brown the meat and onion.
Sprinkle with flour and mix well.
Add the remaining ingredients, excluding the potato, mix, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, until the meat is tender. Add a little boiling water if necessary.
Add the potato cubes for the last 30 minutes of cooking. Adjust the flavoring and consistency of the sauce.
This dish can be prepared in a slow cooker. Follow the manufacturer’s directions.
Recipe by Cape Point Press at