Curried Beef


This popular curried beef recipe is usually served with rice and peas or just plain white rice. This also can be served with roti, which is a flour pancake traditionally wrapped around meat and potato curry.

4 tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil

3 cloves of minced garlic

1 teaspoon of dried thyme

2 scotch bonnet or habenero peppers, chopped and seeded

1 large red onion, chopped

1 teaspoon of ground allspice

1 teaspoon of ground cloves

2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger

2 tablespoons of Jamaican curry powder

2 pounds of lean beef, such as stew or sirloin beef, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 cups of chicken or beef broth

2 large potatoes, chopped into quarter pieces

Salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot to medium heat. Add the oil and place in the pot the garlic, ginger red onion, scotch bonnet peppers and thyme. Sauté for about a minute. Add the curry powder, allspice and ground cloves. Stir the mixture for about 3 minutes making sure to evenly coat with spices.

Add the beef and cook until browned. Add in the potatoes and pour in the chicken or beef stock and add salt to taste.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook for 1 to ½ hours.

Serve with rice.

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