Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beef Curry

3 pounds of  eye round roast beef
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1 box of chicken stock
1 cup red wine
3 T. Indian Curry unsalted
1T garlic powder
1T onion powder
1t. salt
1 t. cracked black pepper
1/4 t. cumin
2 cinnamon sticks
3 diced tomatoes
4 large dice zucchini
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 diced red bell pepper
8 cups cooked jasmine rice

This serves 14. But at our house 7 with a couple plates left for lunch the next day.
This is also a cook all day dish. It takes usually 5 hours and is served over rice.

Brown the beef on all four sides in a large pot or dutch oven.
Add the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock and red wine.
Then add all the spices. Mix well
Place on stove top on simmer with lid on.
This is braising the meat, and takes many hours to do, but it is fork tender when done.
I usually braise for 4 hours, then the last hour I add the tomatoes,peppers and carrots.
About 15 min before the dish is done i will add the zucchini, so it still has some crunch to it.
Take the meat out prior to serving and pull apart.
I usually keep the meat and curry separate for my picky non meat eaters.
I layer mine in a bowl, rice, meat and then curry with veggies..

If this isn't spicy enough for you, consider adding more curry powder. There are a lot of different kinds out there to experiment with.
You can also use whatever veggies you have on hand, good thing about curry , is things are not set in stone.. This is a good way to use up what needs to be eaten, veggie wise.