GROUND BEEF & KIDNEY BEAN CURRY
A splendid Indian take on a chili classic. After all, sharing is caring!
THINGS YOU NEED:
2 lbs ground beef
2 cans kidney beans (15 oz cans)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 ½ cups / 400g crushed canned tomatoes
1 medium fresh tomato
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1 ½ cups water
1 handful fresh cilantro
FROM THE SPICE BOX:
3 star anise
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 ½ teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 tablespoons ground cumin & coriander
½ teaspoon chili powder*
*Note: if you prefer a hotter spice level
increase the amount of chili powder by ¼ teaspoon increments to suit your taste. Be cautious!
- Peel and dice the onions into ½ inch pieces
- Peel and chop the ginger as finely as possible
- Peel and chop the garlic as finely as possible
- Chop the fresh tomato into ½ inch pieces
- Drain and rinse the kidney beans
- Lightly chop the cilantro
- Prepare everything else from the Things You Need section so that all ingredients are at hand and you are ready to cook
- Heat the oil in the pan so it’s hot and then add the peppercorns, cloves, star anise, cumin seeds and cinnamon. Let it sizzle for 30 seconds.
- Add the onions, stir it and simmer on a medium heat for 20 minutes, or until the onions are brown.
- Add the tomato paste, stir it for a minute and then add the crushed canned tomatoes, salt, garlic, ginger, ground beef, 1 cup water, garam masala, turmeric powder, chili powder and ground cumin & coriander then simmer on a low heat with the lid on for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally so it doesn’t stick.
- Add the drained kidney beans and add half a cup of water and simmer it on a low heat for another 20 minutes with the lid on. Stir occasionally so it doesn’t stick.
- Take off the heat and stir in the chopped fresh tomatoes and chopped cilantro.
- Suggested serving accompaniments include plain yogurt, baked potato, quinoa, cous cous or rice and non gluten free options such as naan or pita bread.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (serving size 621g)