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Sri Lankan Beef Curry Dinner

Serve this beef curry for the first dinner at camp. You can prep the ingredients at home and cook the rice later.

Cooking Light MAY 2006

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup beef mixture and 3/4 cup rice)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium)
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 red jalapeño peppers, minced
  • 3 cups light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 (1 x 3-inch) lemon rind strips
  • 6 cups hot cooked basmati rice

Preparation

Cook coriander, cumin, fennel, and turmeric in a small saucepan over medium-low heat 7 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally.

Combine toasted spices, black pepper, salt, and beef in a large bowl. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, ginger, garlic, and jalapeños; sauté 3 minutes or until onions are tender. Remove onion mixture from pan. Recoat the pan with cooking spray. Add half of beef; cook 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining beef. Return onion mixture and beef to pan; stir in milk, vinegar, and rind, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours or until beef is very tender. Discard rind. Serve over rice.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 414
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated fat: 6.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 33.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 42.9g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Iron: 4.9mg
  • Sodium: 653mg
  • Calcium: 33mg
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