Slow cooked spiced beef

Slow cooked spiced beef
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 20-25 minutes
  • Cook time: 7-8 hours plus overnight marinating
  • Ready in: Over 60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • * Freezer friendly
  • Syns per serving:

This spicy beef dish is delicious served simply with vegetables, or for a real comfort food treat serve it with fluffy mash!


  • 500g lean beef, all visible fat removed, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 5 tbsp fat free natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mild curry powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 4 green cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 200g passata
  • 200ml beef stock
  • chopped fresh coriander, to garnish


  1. Put the beef in a ceramic bowl along with the yogurt and curry powder. Season with salt, stir to mix well, cover with cling film and leave to marinate in the fridge overnight.
  2. Add the marinated beef mixture to the slow cooker pot with the spices, onion, garlic, ginger and passata. Pour over the beef stock and stir well.
  3. Cover with the lid and cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or until the meat is meltingly tender.
  4. Check the seasoning, sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with runner beans.

Tip: This recipe would also work really well with lean lamb.

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