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Spicy Beef Curry Stew for the Slow Cooker


"This hearty, spicy beef stew is only for those that can handle the heat. I prefer to make it in the slow cooker, but it can be made stove top also. Great served over mashed potatoes or rice."
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8 h 25 m servings 291 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 442 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and brown the beef on all sides. Remove from skillet, reserving juices, and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir the garlic, ginger, and jalapeno in the skillet for 2 minutes, until tender, and season with curry powder. Mix in the diced tomatoes and juice.
  2. Place the onion in the bottom of a slow cooker, and layer with the browned beef. Scoop the skillet mixture into the slow cooker, and mix in the beef broth.
  3. Cover, and cook 6 to 8 hours on Low.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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I absolutely LOVE this recipe! =) But I have made a few changes to it over many uses now. First, I brown the beef chunks in flour to help thicken the sauce. Salt is added at this step as well...

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I cooked this recipe as directed and I found it quite bland. There was heat, but not much else. It's definitely lacking something and I can't quite figure out what it is.

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I absolutely LOVE this recipe! =) But I have made a few changes to it over many uses now. First, I brown the beef chunks in flour to help thicken the sauce. Salt is added at this step as well...

This was reallly good!!!....I noticed alot of reviewers did not notice or really tast the curry component....I would suggest that you add the curry amount in the begiining as well as the end.......

Really delicious! Instead of curry powder, I did 1/2 tablespoon of red curry paste and 1/2 tablespoon of roasted red chili paste, omitted the jalepenos and it was still plenty spicy. I skipped t...

Wow, what a great recipe! I am a low carb lady so this was easy to modify. I totally skipped the browning stage and just tossed the onion and the beef in the slow cooker then mixed up the rest o...

Okay, I'll tell you what not to do. Do not add the jalepeno with the seeds inside, don't add extra curry, or extra spice until you've tasted the original recipe. My husband and I are still cry...

This was absolutely delicious and the house smelled so good. I did dredge the meat in flour before browning and this seemed to have helped thicken the final product a little. Also added a bit mo...

Family loves this recipe with 3 TBSP of mother-in-law curry and no jalapeno. We like the spice not the heat. I also saute the onions first.

WOW! This was really good. If you are looking for a true curry recipe, look elsewhere. This is a wonderful twist on a classic beef stew. I didn't use jalepeno pepper but green chilis (kids d...

Even after altering this recipe b/c I did not have some ingredients, it was awesome. I used chicken, chicken broth, no was great over jasmine rice. Smelled terrific when we came ...