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Curry in a Hurry!

Updated: Jan 28, 2019

It's time we bring ground beef up the chain from the routine spaghetti dinner on Monday night to a family Friday dinner treat! Or lets go wild and have a family favorite on a busy Wednesday night!

I remember on nights that ground beef was on the dinner menu, I could hear my child sighing with that ungrateful look of "geez mom not spaghetti again." And my thought of turning spaghetti into meatballs before I pour spaghetti sauce was my attempt on making a more "fancier" meal that night. Hah! Ground beef doesn't have to have such a bad connotation. Yes I've been guilty on my numerous participation of conforming my grounded up meat into patties or a log of meatloaf has probably caused that unnecessary outbreak. But in my defense, I've never cared for ground beef either. Thus the lack of enthusiasm.

Those days are long gone. Adding a little ethnicity to ground beef has made our dinner a little more exciting. A simple addition of curry powder to your choice of fresh vegetables and grass-fed ground beef will turn your everyday Monday night dinner into something fabulous. And the best part is, only took me less than 30 minutes to prepare!

Here's to making many more exciting home cooked and easy dinner.

I've included a recipe to my one pan easy curry potatoes if you're interested.

One pan easy curry potatoes

There is not a specific amount or strict measurements to this recipe. Its up to your taste bud and honestly what you really have in your fridge!

1 lb of grass fed ground beef

1 tbsp chopped garlic

1 small onion diced

4 tomatoes diced

3 cooked potatoes diced

1 tbsp light soy sauce

1-2 tbsp curry powder (depending on how strong you like your curry - mixed with a little water to make a paste)

Diced vegetables. (You could use any vegetables you like. I love yellow and green bell peppers. And if all I have are frozen carrots and peas then I'll use that)

Add about 2 tbsp oil to heated pan, cook the ground beef. When no longer pink make a little space in the center of pan and fry your curry paste for about 2-3 minutes. Then add the onion. Cook for 4-5 mins till its translucent and soft. Now add the garlic. Garlic only needs a few minutes. I'd say another 2 mins or so. If your pan is getting a little dry add a little more oil. Stir to mix with meat and cook for about 5 more mins. Add tomatoes and cook till soft. Mix in soy sauce. If you want it a little saucy add about 1/2 cup water. Season to taste. I like garlic salt so I would use a little garlic salt as well. Stir. Lastly add your potatoes and vegetables. Cook a few minutes if you like vegetables firm. Otherwise cook till desired tenderness. Done! Served with warm white rice or warm corn tortilla.

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