This hearty, spicy beef stew is only for those that can handle the heat. I prefer to make it in the slow cooker, but it can be made stove top also. Great served over mashed potatoes or rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and brown the beef on all sides. Remove from skillet, reserving juices, and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir the garlic, ginger, and jalapeno in the skillet for 2 minutes, until tender, and season with curry powder. Mix in the diced tomatoes and juice.

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  • Place the onion in the bottom of a slow cooker, and layer with the browned beef. Scoop the skillet mixture into the slow cooker, and mix in the beef broth.

  • Cover, and cook 6 to 8 hours on Low.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 20.6g 41% DV; carbohydrates 7.6g 3% DV; fat 19.1g 29% DV; cholesterol 62.5mg 21% DV; sodium 441.7mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
I absolutely LOVE this recipe! =) But I have made a few changes to it over many uses now. First, I brown the beef chunks in flour to help thicken the sauce. Salt is added at this step as well. Instead of adding plain tomatoes in and jalepenos, I switched it to one (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with jalepeno peppers - or green peppers - with juice (or you can sub in 1/2 regular diced tomatoes and 1/2 jalepeno for less kick). I also don't just pour them in, I actually puree it up before pouring it into the skillet. I add 2 large white onions to this recipe as well, because the onions (if you use just one) can get lost in this recipe. Thanks for a great recipe! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2011
This recipe needed more curry. Read More
(7)
294 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 144
  • 4 star values: 102
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
I absolutely LOVE this recipe! =) But I have made a few changes to it over many uses now. First, I brown the beef chunks in flour to help thicken the sauce. Salt is added at this step as well. Instead of adding plain tomatoes in and jalepenos, I switched it to one (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with jalepeno peppers - or green peppers - with juice (or you can sub in 1/2 regular diced tomatoes and 1/2 jalepeno for less kick). I also don't just pour them in, I actually puree it up before pouring it into the skillet. I add 2 large white onions to this recipe as well, because the onions (if you use just one) can get lost in this recipe. Thanks for a great recipe! Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
This was reallly good!!!....I noticed alot of reviewers did not notice or really tast the curry component....I would suggest that you add the curry amount in the begiining as well as the end.... or just at the end if you dont want a real strong curry flavor....Like garlic and a few other spices the longer you cook them the more mellow in flavor they become....adding them to the end will definitely give you the intended flavor you were looking for in your dish.. If you are using fresh spices about 2 hrs...if you are using dried then 3..I always do this when I am slow cooking..and I always get the flavor of what my dish is suppose to taste like.:) HOPE THIS HELPS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2006
Really delicious! Instead of curry powder, I did 1/2 tablespoon of red curry paste and 1/2 tablespoon of roasted red chili paste, omitted the jalepenos and it was still plenty spicy. I skipped the first stovetop step entirely. Just put everything in the crockpot and let it cook for nearly 10 hours on low. The beef practically shredded itself. We ate it over basmati rice to which I added turmeric and black pepper for color. Highly reccomended. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
Wow what a great recipe! I am a low carb lady so this was easy to modify. I totally skipped the browning stage and just tossed the onion and the beef in the slow cooker then mixed up the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and poured it over the meat. I didn't use a jalapeno to save time and simply used a jar of diced tomatoes with green chilies in it. I also added more curry powder and a little cumin nutmeg and red pepper to suit our love for strong flavor and spiciness. When it was all done I fished the meat out and thickened the juices with some xanthum powder (availible in your local health food store). I served it with some sauted veggies. Very tastey! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2006
Okay, I'll tell you what not to do. Do not add the jalepeno with the seeds inside, don't add extra curry, or extra spice until you've tasted the original recipe. My husband and I are still crying. The good news it was good, but only with 2 or 3 glasses of milk. The meat was very tender, and I hope to try it again using my new suggestions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2005
This was absolutely delicious and the house smelled so good. I did dredge the meat in flour before browning and this seemed to have helped thicken the final product a little. Also added a bit more curry as we love the flavor. Wasn't spicy at all. Served over mashed potatoes this was almost decadent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2006
Family loves this recipe with 3 TBSP of mother-in-law curry and no jalapeno. We like the spice not the heat. I also saute the onions first. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
WOW! This was really good. If you are looking for a true curry recipe look elsewhere. This is a wonderful twist on a classic beef stew. I didn't use jalepeno pepper but green chilis (kids don't like alot of spice). I also used a roast and then shredded at the end. My 9 year old was picking the meat out of the crockpot! Excellent over rice. Will make again on a nice cold day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2005
Even after altering this recipe b/c I did not have some ingredients it was awesome. I used chicken chicken broth no jalepeno...it was great over jasmine rice. Smelled terrific when we came home from church. My kids ate 3 bowls of it. Great idea great recipe. Will now try with beef! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2011
This recipe needed more curry. Read More
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