Caribbean Curry Beef

  • 10 Portions

    Diced Beef 600g

    Turmeric Powder 1tsp

    Dried Coriander 1tsp

    Mixed Spice pinch

    Black Pepper 0.5 tsp

    Chilli Powder pinch

    Dried Ginger pinch

    Dried Cumin 0.5 tbsp

    Onion (Diced) 100g

    Garlic (Diced) 1 clove

    Peeled, Diced Potato 100g

    Tomato Puree 40g


  • 50 Portions

    Diced Beef 3kg

    Turmeric Powder 1tbsp

    Dried Coriander 1tbsp

    Mixed Spice 1tbsp

    Black Pepper 0.5 tbsp

    Chilli Powder 0.5 tsp

    Dried Ginger 0.5 tsp

    Dried Cumin 1 tbsp

    Onion (Diced) 500g

    Garlic (Diced) 0.5 bulb

    Peeled, Diced Potato 500g

    Tomato Puree 200g


  • 100 Portions

    Diced Beef 6kg

    Turmeric Powder 2 tbsp

    Dried Coriander 2 tbsp

    Mixed Spice 1 tsp

    Black Pepper 1 tbsp

    Chilli Powder 1 tsp

    Dried Ginger1 tsp

    Dried Cumin 2 tbsp

    Onion (Diced) 1kg

    Garlic (Diced) 1 bulb

    Peeled, Diced Potato 1kg

    Tomato Puree 400g


  1. Combine the dry spices to make a mixed curry powder
  2. Season the beef with salt and pepper
  3. Fry the beef in a hot frying pan with olive oil
  4. Add the homemade curry powder
  5. Cook until well browned
  6. Add the onions and garlic, cook for 2 minutes
  7. Add the tomato puree (half of an 800g tin) and cook for 2 minutes stirring well
  8. Add enough water to cover the beef and bring to the boil
  9. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 ½ hours adding more water if necessary
  10. Add the diced potatoes and cook for another 30 minutes or so until tender
  11. Adjust seasoning if necessary adding salt, pepper or other aromatic spices
  12. Adjust consistency if necessary by adding more water
Key Points
  • Marinating the meat the day before will add lots of depth to this dish.
  • You can use some of the homemade curry powder and some oil to coat the meat.
  • You can prepare a large quantity of the spice mix for this recipe to be used on future recipes.