It’s the night before ‘the big show’ and we’ve got our stockings hung, presents are wrapped, small one is bouncing off the ceiling and I’m almost cooked out. My slowcooker is coming to the rescue tonight to give us (and more than a few drop-in guests) a totally different treat for Christmas Eve.
It’s Beef Curry time.
But not chunks of beef, I’m using budget friendly ground beef and lots of winter vegetables.
After dropping everything into the slowcooker, pour yourself a glass of something wonderful and put those tootsies up.
You deserve it.
I usually am a bit potato fan in my curries as they soak up all the flavours so well but this time I used a squash and I couldn’t be happier.
In fact, I left the skin on and snuck some extra fibre into our diets.
We eat this over brown rice to feel especially virtuous. It allows you to have an extra cookie (or two, or three).
Don’t you love a dump-and-run dish? Especially this time of year. I think though, this is going to go on regular rotation.
Your only job is to break-up the chunks of meat halfway through and to add a bit of spinach for the last 10 minutes. Honestly, this is such a complete meal that I don’t think you really even need to make extra side dishes.
Have a wonderful Christmas, I’ll see you all back here on the 26th.
- 1 inch ginger (minced)
- 2 pounds ground beef
- one whole acorn squash (or any squash three cups chopped-leave skin on)
- 2 tablespoons curry paste (mild or hot, the choice is yours)
- 1 onion (chopped-1 cup)
- three garlic cloves
- 2 tsp brown mustard seeds
- one can coconut milk
- 500ml canned tomatoes
- 500 mL water
- 1 lemon (quartered and squeezed into the slowcooker then add the pieces too)
- To finish:
- 2 cups chopped spinach
- Place everything in slow cooker turn on high nine hours stir halfway through to break up the meat. The last 10 minutes add in the spinach. If you have it on hand serve with a bit of chopped cilantro. Remove lemon chunks before enjoying.
- Now, I'm really watching the salt in our house (FIL has a few kidney issues) so I haven't added any to the recipe. I thought this dish didn't need it even at the end but you might want a wee sprinkle.