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By: Enrique Gili on June 4, 2014, 1:06 p.m.

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Slow Cooker Beef Curry

Low on the "Hmm" and high on the "Yum!" Using a crockpot while cooking takes most of the guesswork out making curry.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 8 to 10 hours

Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Beef Curry


  • 4 tbs. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1.5 lbs. cubed beef
  • 2 yellow onions, peeled and sliced thin
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Serrano green chilies, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 thumb-sized knob ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 tbs. ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes
  • 14 oz. water
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 oz. plain yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful chopped cilantro to garnish, optional


  1. Set crockpot to low.
  2. Heat 2 tbs. vegetable oil in large skillet. Add beef and sear on both sides over medium high heat. When the meat is evenly brown on all sides, transfer contents to crockpot, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add remaining vegetable oil to crockpot. Sauté onions until tender, about 6 minutes. Then add garlic, chilies and ginger, sauté ingredients 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with cumin and coriander, stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Transfer contents to crockpot.
  4. Add tomatoes to crockpot, then add water. Stir. Cover and cook ingredients for 8 to 10 hours. Thirty minutes prior to serving, add garam masala, cinnamon and yogurt. Stir until blended. Serve on bed of rice with flat bread.