Curried Ground Beef and Veggies

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Ever since I saw this recipe, I decided to try and make this. Unfortunately, I could not find any ground turkey, so I had to settle for the ground beef version. Then I discovered we didn’t have any sort of tomato, ginger, and etcetera in the house, so I did a lot of modifications as typed below. My modifications here and there came out all right. I’m just glad I didn’t totally decimate the dish.

Curried Ground Beef and Veggies
3-4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey [1.4 pound of ground beef]
1 chopped onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
1-2 chopped fresh red chiles (optional) [1 teaspoon of chilli powder]
A 1-inch piece of peeled ginger, grated fine [1 teaspoon of ground ginger]
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp garam masala (or curry powder) [2 tablespoons of curry powder]
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2-4 Roma or other plum tomatoes, diced [eliminated entirely]
1 cup fresh or frozen peas [1.5 cups of peas]
1/2 cup (loosely packed) chopped cilantro or parsley [2 teaspoon of dried cilantro leaves]

1. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pot with a lid. When the oil is hot, add the ground meat, spreading it out over the pan. Try not to crowd the meat (you may need to cook in batches). Cook the meat without stirring, until it begins to brown.
2. Add the chopped onion and chiles. Stir and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion begins to color a bit. Sprinkle salt over everything.
3. Add the grated ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
4. Mix in the spices, water, and the potatoes. Stir to combine and cover. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
5. When the potatoes are tender, add the diced tomatoes and peas. Mix well and cover the pot. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add salt, if needed, to taste.
Right before you serve, mix in the chopped cilantro. Serve alone or with flatbread or white rice.


  1. I’ve heard of curry before, but never the extracted meat itself with other things :O! Regardless, your dish looks delicious- especially with rice. The best thing about cooking- you can do modifications :D! Except you gotta be careful with that “too sour/too sweet” thing D:!

    Take care (:

    • Curry is nommy. I love curry, so to make something from all the spices instead of using pre-made sauce mix, it was an interesting experience. I’m not sure what you mean by the too sour/too sweet thing, but I shall look that up :) My thing is trying not to make the food salty . . . because my dad can’t have a lot of salt. But man, the lack of salt does make the food not taste so good, so lately I’ve been giving my dad the low-sodium food, and I add a bit more salt to my serving.

      But anyway, thanks for stopping by :)

      • Curry is delicious with bread and white noodles :D! Sometimes, sour things doesn’t necessarily have to be salty. There’s alternatives- but I can’t think of any right now XD!

        Nothing can be perfectly plan in life. So I am not bothered much by the fact that some people didn’t get gifts on time. But for sure, I will make sure people will get gifts. Build-a-bear is something I wanted for like years! :O! It is adorable :D!

        I probably won’t cry in my graduation, but I will try not to. There’s 6 months to go and it’s not much of a big deal for now XD!

        Thank you for the luck :D!

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