Pakistani Ground Beef Curry


This Pakistani beef curry has been a family favorite for years. It's super easy and everyone loves it. Serve over steamed white rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Âľ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon chile powder

  • ÂĽ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 (8.5 ounce) can peas, including liquid (Optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Add beef and tomatoes. Cook, uncovered, until tomatoes break down, about 15 minutes.

  2. Add curry powder, paprika, salt, pepper, chile powder, and cayenne. Cover and simmer until flavors combine, about 30 minutes. Uncover and stir in peas with liquid. Cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If omitting peas, you may want to add 1/2 cup water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

438 Calories
34g Fat
12g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 658mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 510mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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