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Beef Mince Curry

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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 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 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.

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

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.

Beef Mince Curry Ingredients

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 tbs curry paste – just choose your favourite and use less/more depending on how spicy you like your curry to be.
  • 500g beef mince – choose a low fat pack
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 200g baby spinach – roughly chopped

How To Make Beef Mince Curry

  • Firstly, add the sunflower oil to a large pan (one with a lid) – then tip in the onions and sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 or 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 a vegetarian chickpea curry and lot’s of side dishes.

  • Naan breads
  • Poppadoms
  • Saag aloo
  • Samosas
  • Pilau rice

Make Beef Keema 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 turkey or lamb mince – you can swap the beef mince for 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.

More 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.

  • Quick Chilli Con Carne – our quick and easy chilli recipe with baked beans can be on the table ready to eat in just 30 minutes! Great for busy weeknight dinner, just serve with rice and cheesy nachos.
  • 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.
  • Dirty Rice – a mince and rice stir fry with flavoursome Cajun spices and fresh vegetables – ready in just 20 minutes.

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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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