I'm taking part in the Simply Beef and Lamb #LivePeasant challenge this week which aims to encourage every day home cooks like myself to embrace a more simple, rustic approach to cooking.
For one week I will be developing easy one pot, slow cooked recipes using Red Tractor Quality Assured Beef and Lamb...and we're starting with this tasty Minced Beef Keema which you can either cook in a slow cooker or a low oven. I love these types of meals as not only are they super easy to prepare, they also freeze well too. I sometimes make double and stash some portions in the freezer ready to pull out on a busy weeknight.
I served this Beef Keema with Rice, Naan Breads and Mango Chutney but any leftovers would make a great topping for jacket potatoes. I used Tikka Curry paste for this as the kids don't like things too hot, but if you like your food spicy, use madras curry paste instead and add a chopped red chilli with the onion, garlic and ginger. Lamb mince would also work well.
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ONE POT BEEF KEEMA
- 1 Red Onion, chopped
- 1 Garlic Clove, chopped
- 1 Thumb Size piece of Ginger, peeled and grated
- 500g Minced Beef
- 4 TBSP Tikka Curry Paste
- 400g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Beef Stock Pot or Cube
- 100g Frozen Peas
Step 1: In a large pan, fry the onion, garlic and ginger until softened.Step 2: Add the minced beef and turn up the heat a little. Break up the minced beef with a wooden spoon and fry until brown.Step 3: Add the curry paste, tomatoes and stock pot, transfer to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Add the peas for the final 30 minutes of cooking. If cooking in an oven place on the middle shelf for 1 hour (cover with lid)Step 4: Serve with Rice and Naan Bread.