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.