Slow cooker beef keema curry – it tastes SO authentic!

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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. If you want to get right down to cooking then skip to the end to find the recipe card. If you’re looking for some inspiration for other slow cooker recipes then be sure to check out my Easy slow cooker recipes (UK recipes).

Slow cooker beef keema

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

3 garlic cloves

100ml beef stock

2 tbsps of butter

1/4 tsp salt and pepper

grated thumb size piece of ginger

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp mild chilli powder

1 1/2 tsp of garam masala

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp of ground coriander

80g frozen peas

Method for slow cooker beef keema

Chop then fry the onion and garlic. Add everything else apart from the peas and brown off. Add to slow cooker pot. Put the lid on.

Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours. Add the peas one hour before serving.

How to make my slow cooker beef keema

slow cooker beef keema

Course Main Course
Keyword curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • 300 g mince I used 5% beef mince - you could use lamb
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 100 ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt & pepper
  • thumb size piece of ginger grated
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder mild
  • 1 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 80 g frozen peas


  1. Chop the onions and garlic.

  2. Fry the onions and garlic. Add the ingredients, apart from the peas, to the frying pan. Fry until light brown. 

  3. Add everything, apart from the peas, into the slow cooker pot. 

  4. Put the lid on. 

  5. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 7-8 hours.

  6. One hour before serving add the peas. 

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 slow cooker keema curry – and we’ve eaten it every few weeks for a couple of years now.

This slow cooker keema curry is convenient, takes under 10 minutes to prepare and it is miles healthier than a takeaway too. We shared a packet of microwave rice with ours, for convenience, and often have a 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! Its a great dinner using frozen vegetables as they really take on all the flavours from the herbs and spices.

Products I use when making my slow cooker beef keema:

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Like this slow cooker beef keema recipe? Fancy trying another one of my recipes? Here are some great ones:

Slow cooker beef casserole

Slow cooker cottage pie

Slow cooker chicken nachos

Beef chilli in the slow cooker

Slow cooker chicken curry or slow cooker saag chicken curry

Meal planning with mince

Why not try one of these fantastic slow cooker accessories:

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*Toastabags / *Meat Shredder Claws / *Digital Thermometer / *Heat Resistant Mitts / *Meat Lifter

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A super simple slow cooker beef keema curry is ready to go in the slow cooker in just minutes! This is a frugal curry, cheap to make and tastes delicious!

3 Responses

  1. Suzanne Cox May 6, 2020 / 7:16 pm

    Hi, I really want to try this recipe, but really hate butter. Was wondering if it would be ok to put a glug of olive oil in in its place.

    • katykicker May 7, 2020 / 6:24 am

      Yes, it would work. Also, if you have a butter alternative you use that would work too as most of my recipes are made with Vitalite!

      • Anonymous May 17, 2020 / 9:26 am


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