You never know where you'll find a good recipe. I found this recipe for Ground Beef Curry on Betty Crocker's website. The only un-paleo thing in it was the rice which was easily substituted with cauliflower rice. Omitting the rice also cut the cooking time significantly. Paleo score!
I've made this a few times and have tweaked the recipe a bit to give the dish a fuller flavor. Here are the ingredients for the recipe as I make it now.
1 lb Ground Beef
1/4 cup Onion, chopped
3 cloves Garlic, minced (I used my garlic press.)
1 Tablespoon Ginger, finely chopped (optional)
2 14.5 oz cans Diced Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
2 teaspoons Cumin
1 teaspoon Curry Powder
1 teaspoon Garam Masala
1 teaspoon Salt
Once you make the adjustments to the ingredient amounts and add curry powder to your ingredient list, I followed the recipe instructions as written.
I cooked the beef, onion and ginger in my 12" skillet over medium- high heat until the meat was fully browned. After making this a few times, I really think the ginger is optional. It tastes great with or without. When I used ginger, I thought it tasted better with a little less chopped ginger rather than the grated that the original recipe called for. Out of all these ingredients, the one that I might not have in my refrigerator is fresh ginger, so I was glad to know it tastes great either way. Do not substitute dried ginger, it is not the same.
I mixed the spices in before adding the tomato paste and diced tomatoes to the pan.
After mixing in the tomato products, I reduced the heat to medium, set a timer for 10 minutes and I worked on a batch of Cauliflower Rice. I feel super productive when I can take a picture of two full skillets on my stove top.
Here is my dinner plate.
Accessibility & Cost of Ingredients: You should be able to find everything you need for this dish at your "big box" grocery store. I had all of the spices needed in my pantry already. If you're just starting to cook, it won't be long before you have to buy a spice every time you make something. I promise.
Preparation & Cooking Time: It took me 20 minutes from start to finish to prepare this curry the first time I made it. Weeknight dinner winner!
Clean Up: Everything I used for this recipe went into the dishwasher except my skillet.
The Paleo Review: Thumbs Way Up! Do you have 20 minutes? You too can have a full flavored meal on the table. For as easy as this was to make it was super good (with my ingredient tweaks). I let my coworker Martha give it a try and she really liked it. She's not used to curries made with ground beef and she liked the change. I'm planning on making a few batches of this to freeze.