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Beef Mince Curry

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Our Beef Keema recipe is quick, very simple to make and super tasty, this easy Beef Mince Curry is ready in under 30 minutes! Then just add a few side dishes and you’ve got the perfect meal for busy weeknights!

Beef mince curry is one of my favourite curries to make and it’s one the family really LOVE!

I’m always guaranteed empty plates when I make keema curry mince.

I usually serve this with plain boiled basmati rice, mini garlic and coriander naan breads, poppadoms, homemade Indian mint sauce and some tangy mango chutney to throw on the side.

You can use whichever curry paste or curry powder you like, choose a nice mild one like Tikka or Korma if the kids don’t like curry too spicy. I use Pataks Rogan Josh paste, it just works so well with minced beef.

You’ll only need a handful of ingredients to make this delicious minced beef curry. And you’ll just LOVE how easy it is to cook! A really quick dinner recipe that’s great for busy days.

minced beef curry in a large Le Creuset casserole pan, served alongside fluffy basmati rice scattered with chopped coriander, mini garlic naan breads, mango chutney, chilli and onions chopped ready to scatter on the curry and popadoms

Making Homemade Keema Beef Recipe Is A Good Thing, Here’s Why! 

Quick and easy! – You can have this cooked and ready to eat in just 30 mins, meaning it’s great for weeknight dinner. Or for Friday curry night, add some tasty dishes like naan, paratha, pilau rice, spicy chips, and vegetable side dishes and really make this ground beef curry into a feast! 

Packed with flavour! Using a flavourful curry paste is the key to packing in the tastiness in a short cook time. 

Leftovers taste amazing – You can use any leftovers (or even make double so you have some) to make the next nights dinner. Turn that leftover curried mince into spicy pasties, dirty rice or even mix with spicy potatoes to make a simple keema aloo.

Beef Keema Recipe

Prep Time – 5 minutes

Cook Time – 25 minutes

Total Time – 30 minutes

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Equipment Needed To Make Keema Curry

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Large skillet pan or saucepan with a lid
  • Wooden spoon or other cooking spoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Cup

Beef Mince Curry Ingredients

You’ll just need a handful of tasty ingredients to make our delicious mince meat curry recipe – you’ll be cooking up your easy keema curry in no time!

beef mince curry ingredients on a wooden board - minced beef, curry paste, sunflower oil, chopped onion, frozen peas and bowl of spinach
  • 1/2 tbs sunflower oil – you can use olive oil or rapeseed oil if you prefer
  • 1 onion – finely diced
  • 3 tbsp curry paste – just choose your favourite and use less/more depending on how spicy you like your curry to be. You can swap this for curry powder if you prefer.
  • 500g beef mince – choose a low fat pack
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 200g baby spinach – roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger (optional – you can just use this pre-chopped from a jar)
  • 1 tbsp garam masala (optional)

How To Make Beef Mince Curry

You’ll love how simple our mince curry is to make and just how delicious it is to eat.

Step One – how to make keema curry sauce – fry the onions

  • Firstly, add the sunflower oil to a large pan (one with a lid) – then tip in the onions and sauté for 5 minutes over a medium heat until softened. Add the ginger here too, if using.

Step Two – add the curry paste and beef mince

  • Next tip in the curry paste (or powder) and cook for 1 minute. Then tip in the beef mince and fry with the curry paste and onions for around 5 minutes so the mince browns.

Step Three – add the tomatoes and peas

  • Then tip in the canned tomatoes and frozen peas, season with a pinch of salt and bring the curry to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.

Step Four – add the spinach to the keema curry

  • Remove the lid from the pan, tip in the chopped spinach and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the spinach wilts into the curry sauce. Stir in the garam masala if using.
curried beef mince in a large Le Creuset casserole pan, served alongside fluffy basmati rice scattered with chopped coriander, mini garlic naan breads, mango chutney, chilli and onions chopped ready to scatter on the curry and popadoms

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How To Serve Beef Keema

Our beef keema mince dish is totally delicious alongside a selection of Indian side dishes. If I’m cooking this for weeknight dinner I usually just stick to rice, naan breads and a few Indian chutneys like Indian mint sauce and pickles.

But if I’m cooking it for a Friday or Saturday night for a curry night instead of ordering take-away then I’ll usually add another curry, like a vegetarian chickpea curry or quick mixed vegetable curry and a mixture of side dishes, like, cauliflower rice, roti, spicy Indian salad and more!

  • Naan breads
  • Poppadoms
  • Saag aloo
  • Samosas
  • Pilau rice or cauliflower rice if trying to lower carbohydrates intake

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Love Your Leftovers!

You can store leftover keema curry in the fridge and use the next day. Just be sure to cool it properly (and within 2-hours of cooling) then store in an air tight container in the fridge. Reheat thoroughly when warming it back up.

You can freeze this beef mince curry for up to 3 months. When using, be sure to defrost properly and then when it comes to reheating you can do this in the microwave or on the hob. Heat through properly, stirring often and heat to a minimum of 75C throughout.

If you’ve got leftover stew, casserole or curry then grab our BRILLIANT leftover recipe ideas here – How To Use Up Leftover Stew and turn it into something new!

Make Beef Mince Curry Your Way

You can just use our beef mince curry recipe as a basic recipe and switch things up however you like, add your own flair and cooking style!

  • Use chicken, turkey or lamb mince – you can swap the beef mince for chicken, turkey or lamb if you prefer. Try our turkey mince curry recipe here for a lower fat version of your favourite curry.
  • Make it vegetarian – use a plant based mince meat substitute like Quorn to cook up the curry.
  • Add more spice – want your curry hotter? Then scatter over some chopped fresh chillies.
  • Add more vegetables – feel free to bulk the curry up with more vegetables, try mushrooms, chickpeas, lentils, peppers or cauliflower. They’ll all work well.

You might also like our mixed vegetable curry recipe here

If You LOVE Our Beef Mince Curry – Try These Beef Mince Recipes To Try

When you’re cooking for a family then beef mince makes an appearance as a dinner idea at least once a week so it’s nice to have some different recipes to try instead of the usual spaghetti bolognese… just to keep dinner interesting!

Loads more delicious, easy beef mince recipes right here.

You might also like our delicious beef stir fry recipe here

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  • Taco Bowl – a tasty colourful weeknight dinner that’s bursting with Mexican flavours!
  • Lancashire Potato Hash – proper northern comfort food! This retro budget recipe is great for feeding a family, just add a side of red cabbage and a good dollop of brown sauce. YUM!
  • Picadillo – Cuban picadillo is a really flavoursome mince recipe, packed with vegetables, not too spicy and really easy to make.
  • Chilli Con Carne – a cracking recipe for a delicious, easy beef chilli, perfect for family dinner.
  • Taco Mince Recipe – a quick and easy Mexican style meat sauce, great for use in tacos, burrito bowls and fajitas.
  • Minced Beef Stir Fry – a delicious quick sticky beef mince and rice stir fry that’s only 20 minutes to cook!
  • Pasta Bolognese – a delicious, cosy family dinner that’s perfect with chunky rigatoni pasta and a side of garlic bread

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Yield: Serves 4

Beef mince curry

curried beef mince in a large Le Creuset casserole pan, served alongside fluffy basmati rice scattered with chopped coriander, mini garlic naan breads, mango chutney, chilli and onions chopped ready to scatter on the curry and popadoms

Super easy beef curry you can have ready in just 30 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbs sunflower oil
  • 1 onion - diced 
  • 3 tbs curry paste (use more or less to your taste) 
  • 500g low fat beef mince
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes 
  • 1 cup frozen peas 
  • 200g baby spinach - chopped 

Instructions

  1. Add the sunflower oil to a large pan (one with a lid) – then tip in the onions and sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Next tip in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Then tip in the beef mince and fry with the curry paste and onions for around 5 minutes so the mince browns.
  3. Next tip in the canned tomatoes and frozen peas, season with a pinch of salt and bring the curry to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid from the pan, tip in the chopped spinach and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the spinach wilts into the curry sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 39g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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