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I’m a real fan of using my slow cooker. I use it at least once a week, but often more. Winter is a great time for using the slow cooker. It brings a little warmth to my kitchen, it frees me up for other jobs in the evening and it is so easy. I love that I can get a dinner thrown together in around 5 minutes and have nothing else to do all day. My husband is a real fan of keema curry so I decided to make a slow cooker beef keema as a nice treat for him.
Ingredients for slow cooker beef keema – Ours served 2 + Daisy had it for a few dinners too!
300g mince – I used 5% beef mince – you could use lamb
1 large onion
2 tablespoons of garlic puree
3 garlic cloves / a squirt of garlic puree
100ml beef stock
2 tablespoons of butter – we used Pure to make it dairy free for Daisy to enjoy too!
Herbs and spices – 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, grated thumb size piece of ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon mild chilli powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of garam masala, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground coriander (I used frozen coriander from my allotment),
80g Birds eye garden peas
Method for slow cooker beef keema
Basically I fried the onion and garlic. Added everything else apart from the peas and browned it off for around 5 minutes. Then I poured it into the slow cooker, added the peas (which had started to defrost by now) and put the lid on.
I cooked this on high in 4 hours as the mince was already browned. You could cook it on low for around 6-8 hours no problems.
The verdict of the slow cooker beef keema
Well my husband is a huge lover of a takeaway beef keema curry. It is his favourite type of curry and if he doesn’t have it then he has a naan containing it instead. He was REALLY pleased with this – and I was informed that we will definitely be eating this again!
This is convenient, takes 5 minutes to prepare and it is miles healthier than a takeaway too. We shared a packet of microwave rice with ours, for convenience, and had a nice mini naan too!
This slow cooker beef keema curry wasn’t too saucy at all and was quite authentic. It was ideal for baby led weaning and Daisy absolutely loved it too!
I absolutely love my slow cooker – you can read my review to find out more. Also, if you’re a fan of a nice curry then I absolutely love this book:
If you’re someone who likes a nice ‘fakeaway’ then you’ll want to check out this great book: