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Burmese-style beef curry

9
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 40 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
2 hr 20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Slow cooked for one and half hours, the beef is so tender and infused with eight herbs and spices, you’ll be sure to enjoy every mouthful. Perfect for a Sunday night dinner.

Ingredients

olive oil

1 tbs

trimmed beef chuck steak

400 g, (buy 500g), cut into 3cm pieces

brown onion

2 large, sliced

garlic

4 clove(s), crushed

fresh ginger

1 tbs, finely grated

fresh lemongrass

2 piece(s), bruised

ground paprika

1 tbs

chilli powder

2 tsp

ground turmeric

1 tsp

ground cumin

1 tsp

ground coriander

1 tsp

tomato(es)

2 large, finely chopped

Beef stock, liquid, salt-reduced

1 cup(s), (250ml)

dry lentils

1 cup(s), (200g) French style (green)

fresh coriander

½ cup(s), to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Heat half the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish over medium-high heat. Cook beef, turning, in batches, for 3–4 minutes until browned. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same pan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, ginger, lemongrass, paprika, chilli, turmeric, cumin and ground coriander and cook, stirring, for 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add beef, tomatoes, stock and 1 cup (250ml) water and bring to the boil. Bake, covered, for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  4. Add lentils and bake, covered, for 30 minutes or until beef and lentils are tender (add up to 1 cup (250ml) water if curry is becoming too dry). Remove and discard lemongrass. Serve topped with fresh coriander.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans, plus brown rice. TIP: Stir in 1 cup (120g) frozen peas in the last 5 minutes of cooking.

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