Ground Beef Curry

Indian influence is apparent in this as-good-as-authentic rice and beef bowl.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6

1 1/2
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons grated gingerroot (about 3 inches)
1
tablespoon tomato paste
1
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons ground cumin
2
teaspoons chili powder
1
teaspoon garam masala
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook beef, onion, garlic and gingerroot over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if desired.
  • 3 Stir remaining ingredients except cilantro into beef mixture. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened.
  • 4 Serve beef mixture over rice. Garnish with cilantro.

Expert Tips

From India, garam masala is a blend of up to 12 dry-roasted ground spices, including black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, cardamom, dried chiles, fennel, mace and nutmeg. It can be found at Indian stores and in the spice aisle of gourmet grocery stores.

Serve with flat bread crackers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
1200mg
1200%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.