Beef curry dishes are ideal for adding warmth to your winter table. The complex flavours and hearty characteristics of these meals are the perfect counterpoints to cold weather. If you select your ingredients carefully, you can bring nutritional benefits to your family as well.
Grass-fed beef is packed with nutritional value, and many of the accompanying ingredients in a beef curry recipe enhance its healthiness.
This beef curry recipe is an excellent choice for people with a busy schedule. Despite the complex flavours and textures, preparation and cooking only take 30 minutes.
Start by Visiting a Free-Range Butcher
The curry paste, pumpkin, and different spices bring lots of different tastes to your palate. Even with the mix of flavours, the beef shines through. Fatty, tough, poor-quality meat will detract from this recipe. The last thing you want is your family or friends with mouthfuls of hard-to-chew meat.
Grass-fed beef provides superior texture and a taste that stands out from the many other ingredients in this recipe.
It also adds nutritional benefits, like high concentrations of collagen and iron, which are good for skin, bone, and cardiovascular health. Also, free-range butchers provide meats without antibiotics, hormones, and other harmful additives. This curry recipe should always start with a beef blade from a free-range butcher.
Other Healthy Ingredients
The other ingredients in our beef, pineapple, and pumpkin curry enhance the flavour of the meat. They also bring more nutritional value to this dish, making it the perfect choice for combating the wintertime weather.
Here are the other benefits you can expect from this beef curry recipe:
- Garlic has strong anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a potent immune enhancer. Also, it contains a compound called diallyl sulphide, which has antibiotic properties and can help fight infections.
- Pumpkin, like other orange-coloured vegetables, contains beta-carotene. Your body converts this antioxidant into vitamin A, a substance necessary for kidney, liver, lung, and heart health. Pumpkin also has potassium, a mineral necessary for cardiovascular function. It may help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.
- Pineapple has vitamin C, an immune-supporting vitamin, and an enzyme called bromelain that aids digestion. Bromelain is important because it breaks beneficial nutrients off from your food so that they can be fully absorbed.
- Eggplant contains polyphenols. This substance occurs naturally in some plants, and it helps the body break down sugars. Polyphenols may protect against diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Not only is this recipe warming, but it also arms you with immune-supporting nutrients to keep you healthy in the cold weather.
- 360 gram Beef blade
- 2 teaspoon Vegetable oil
- 1 clove Garlic (minced)
- 1 White onion (diced into large cubes)
- 1 tablespoon Coriander root (finely chopped)
- 2 Kaffir lime leaves
- 130 gram Pumpkin (cubed)
- 1 small Eggplant (cubed)
- ¼ Whole pineapple (cubed)
- 400 millilitre Coconut cream
- 3 teaspoon Yellow curry paste
- 1 cup Coriander (loosely packed)
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- Slice the beef blade into strips and heat a pan with vegetable oil. Add the large onion, coriander root and garlic clove and cook for 1 min. Then add the beef and cook for a further 2-3 mins until golden brown.
- Meanwhile cube the eggplant and pumpkin into small cubes and add to the pot. Cook for a further 2 mins, then add the curry paste, coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves.
- Add the cubed pineapple and leave to gently simmer for 10 mins. Meanwhile cook the jasmine rice, follow the packet instruction.
- In a separate pan heat the desiccated coconut in a pan until golden and toss through the estranged jasmine rice. Garnish with fried shallots before serving.
- Alternatively use beef rump, sirloin or mince to make this curry.
- Other curry pastes can be used to substitute the yellow paste you will find them in most supermarkets.
- When serving your curry try adding garnishes like picked coriander, fried shallots, diced onion or toasted coconut.
Free-Range Beef in Melbourne
At Church Street Butcher, we source our beef from local producers who use ethical farming practices and avoid additives like antibiotics and growth hormones. When you buy your free-range beef from us, you get the highest-quality products without the drawbacks you would expect from factory-raised meat. If you value flavour and nutrition, you can feel confident starting your recipe with our meats.
Come to our store on Church Street or shop online to get quality meats for your wintertime beef curry recipe today.