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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.