I’ve been buying minced beef each week recently and refusing to make a bolognese or meatballs, chilli, etc… I had never done a lot of cooking with mince so I had no idea how versatile it is. I had a look around at a few curry recipes but none of them matched the contents of my cupboard so I put the laptop down and decided to use some intuition.
- 500g lean steak mince
- 2 small red onions, diced
- 2 tbsp madras curry paste
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
Method of Preparation:
- Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium / high heat and fry the onions until just softening
- Add the mince and stir with a wooden spoon until browned
- Stir in the curry paste (I used madras but I’m sure you can experiment with your favourite) and the Worcestershire Sauce and keep cooking until most of the fluid has gone.
- Add the peas and celery and keep stirring every now and again until you’re happy with the texture. I carried on cooking mine for another 12 minutes or so and then served it with a portion of my perfect rice
This was great, it took about half an hour in total and was really tasty. I suppose a lot of it will depend on your curry paste but I also think it’s important to keep it on a moderately high heat and keep it moving in the pan to really brown the mince as well as you can.
The peas give it a lovely creamy texture while the celery provides a lovely crunch to it. I can’t knock this at all, really cheap, really tasty and really quick. I’d be interested to hear about your variations so get cooking and let me know how you get on.