Busy Mum's Beef and Vegetable Keema

    50 minutes

    I discovered this recipe when my eldest son was a colicky baby and I had little time to cook. It has been a family favourite ever since. It's low fat, healthy, child friendly, quick to make and it freezes well. If you like a hotter curry, add some more korma paste or chilli powder.

    New South Wales, Australia
    15 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons korma curry paste
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 2 carrots, diced
    • 400g butternut pumpkin, diced
    • 1 stalk celery, sliced
    • 1 (400g) tin chick peas, drained
    • 3/4 cup frozen corn
    • 3/4 cup frozen peas
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander or mint

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic, curry paste and cumin and cook until fragrant.
    2. Add the mince and cook, breaking up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until browned.
    3. Add the tomato, bay leaf, soy sauce, carrots, butternut, celery and chick peas. Place the lid on the saucepan and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots and butternut are soft.
    4. Add the corn and peas and reheat to simmering point.
    5. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper.
    6. Serve topped with the fresh herbs and couscous or steamed rice.

    Freezing tip

    The Keema freezes well and is a good dish to take on holiday or on a hiking or camping trip. Freeze portions in small cooking bags, then heat in a billy with boiling water and use some of the boiling water to make your couscous.

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    Easy to make, healthy and very tasty.  -  06 Mar 2015


    Loved this recipe. Added potato instead of pumpkin. Would also make a great pie filling. Husband won't eat chick peas so omitted them even though I think they would be a great addition.  -  09 Jul 2013


    beautiful wholesome and tasty meal!!! I have made it 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Lovely with natural yog on the top!!! Scrummy  -  16 Apr 2010