December 10, 2023

Jamaican Curry Beef is an easy dish to make. The ingredients are easy to find so all you need is simmering time. You can make it as spicy as you want and serve it up for lunch or dinner with steamed rice and vegetables. Like Curry Chicken and Curry Goat, Curry Beef is also great the next day or even the day after that. Just refrigerate and warm up on the stove or in the microwave and enjoy!

Marinating Ingredients

2 lbs (900g) Stewing Beef, cubed
1 tsp (5 mL) Black pepper
2 tsp (10 mL) Onion Powder, or small Onion finely chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp (15 mL) Curry Powder
Cooking Ingredients

1 Tbsp (15 mL) Cooking Oil
1 tsp (5 mL) Salt
3 cups (750 mL) Boiling Water
1 Tbsp (15 mL) Curry Powder
2 to 3 sprigs of Fresh Thyme
1 large Onion, finely chopped
½ small Green and Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) Hot Pepper Sauce
1 Tbsp (15 mL) Tomato Ketchup
1 large or 2 medium Red-Skinned Potatoes, cut in large pieces

1. Mix cubed beef with black pepper, onion powder, garlic and 1 Tbsp of curry powder and marinate overnight, or at least one hour before cooking
2. Mix salt into marinated meat (salt will pull the juices from the meat when marinating so add it just before browning)
3. On High heat, heat cooking oil in large pot or dutch oven and sear the meat until brown
4. Add 2 cups of boiling water to pot and stir in 1 Tbsp curry powder; cover pot and reduce heat to Medium and simmer (rolling boil) for 45 minutes to 1 hour
5. Add thyme, onion, bell peppers and 1 cup boiling water to pot and stir in hot pepper sauce, ketchup and potato
6. Cover pot and cook for 30 more minute or until beef is very tender and sauce has thickened. Serve with steamed rice and vegetables.

Serves 6 to 8
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