Ginger Beef Curry (Slow Cooker Version) Recipe -
Ginger Beef Curry (Slow Cooker Version) Recipe
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Ginger Beef Curry (Slow Cooker Version)

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"To season this distinctive curry, pass up ready-made curry powder and mix your own blend according to this recipe."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    9 hrs

    9 hrs 25 mins


  1. Place beef and flour in a large, resealable plastic bag. Shake to coat beef with flour. In a small bowl, mix tomato paste and water.
  2. In a large slow cooker, combine onions, ginger, garlic, cinnamon stick, turmeric, and paprika. Place beef on onions, and sprinkle with cumin, coriander, cardamom, cloves, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg. Pour tomato paste mixture over meat. Cover, and cook on LOW setting until beef is very tender, about 8 to 9 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, season to taste with salt, and stir in cilantro.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2006

This was wonderful! Note that it took about 30 minutes to prepare. I added 2 large peeled and sliced russet potatoes. I used 1/2 of a large onion, cut in 'rings,' instead of chopping the onions, and a smaller cut of meat; I cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/8 tsp. to make it less spicy. I would recommend mixing the spices with the tomato mixture; otherwise, they 'bake' on the top, and don't get mixed in. I added 1/2 tsp. salt before cooking, then another 1/2 tsp. after. Will definitely make again! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 29, 2005

I came home expecting my house to smell wonderful with this combination of spices, but instead of a wonderful smell, I was greeted by this pungent stench. Even though the smell was unappetizing, I decided to taste it anyway hoping that it tasted better than it smelled (like corned beef and cabbage tastes better than it smells), but unfortuantely for me, it tasted exactly like it smelled. I wasted money on this recipe because I had to throw it away since no one in my house would touch it. It even took me three days to get rid of the smell from the house. I am a lover of curry, but this recipe is definitely not for me. It should not even get a 1 star, but that was as low as I could rate it.


25 Ratings

Apr 26, 2003

My husband & I both like curry, but this was a far cry from anything we've had.(made by people from India or other recipes) When my husband came home he thought I was sick (it was from the smell of this recipe). My husband rinsed the "curry sauce" down the drain & tried to eat the meat. This is the WORSE recipe we've ever tried from All Recipe. It took the entire evening burning candles to get rid of the smell.

Mar 24, 2003

This is a good recipe! I did not have any tomato paste so I left that out and put 2 cans of whole tomatoes and it came out great. At first I thought it was "too gingery" but the flavor really grew on me! Leftovers the next day were even better!! Will make again. Thanks for sharing...

May 06, 2010

I was surprised to find such mixed reviews on this recipe. I threw this surprisingly simple recipe together last Sunday and let it simmer all day - what a delicious treat in the evening! NO bitter aftertaste was present for us. I followed the recipe pretty closely, though I didn't layer quite as suggested, rather I stirred all spice ingredients into tomato paste mixture, then mixed it up with the beef & onion - I didn't have ground coriander...also as with almost everything we make, I squeazed lime juice over it before cooking, and added more/tweaked the spices as the day wore on. This was a very underrated dish in my opinion which yielded beautiful results for my family. Thanks ChezDeb! :)

Sep 28, 2006

This did not turn out well for me. The meat did not have flavor and spices were very bitter. Made it to the letter, will not try again.

Apr 23, 2008

i tried this recipe today and was hoping that it turn out well since it smelled okay. My friend and I took one bite out it and didn't like it. It had a bitter after taste that I tried to drown out with strawberry daiquiri. I don't recommend this recipe to anyone.

Feb 27, 2003

This recipe is simple to make and is fabulous. The spices are a unique blend and it makes the whole house smell wonderful as it cooks the entire day. I couldn't wait to try it. Everyone in my family loved it. I will definitely put this in my "make often" category. Thanks for the recipe Chezdeb!


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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