Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and super easy to prepare.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

Crock pot beef curry recipe

Turn cheap steaks or roast into this delicious Crock Pot Beef Curry Recipe. The meat is slow cooked to perfection and infused with amazing curry flavor. Each bite is so tender and makes a great meal.

The crock pot does all of the work for a really simple meal that your family will love. The rich beef broth, tomatoes and curry powder make such a savory sauce for the beef. You will love it over rice.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

What beef is best for Curry?

You can use steak, stew meat or really any type of inexpensive beef. Just cut into chunks and toss in the slow cooker.

The meat will become very tender from being slow cooked and packed with flavor.

Crock pot beef curry ingredients:

  • cheap steak or roast
  • beef broth
  • tomato sauce
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • yellow curry powder 
  • garam masala 
  • yellow onion
  • cilantro
  • red onion
Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

How to make slow cooker beef curry?

First, place the steak and yellow onion in the crock pot. 

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

Next, in a small bowl mix the rest of the ingredients. 

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.
Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.
Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the beef is falling apart. 

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

It is that easy to make. You can also try coconut beef curry by adding coconut milk.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

How do I thicken my slow cooker curry?

Make slurry with water and cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Typically, one part cornstarch to two parts water will do the trick and thicken the broth.
 

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

What to serve with this easy beef curry recipe?

Serve over rice and top with red onion and cilantro.

Make this meal even easier when you learn how to freeze rice.  It is so handy to just grab the rice from the freezer for meals like this one.

Schedules are crazy around here so anything I can do to save time I am all for.

We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal. If you are not freezing rice, it is a great time saving trick.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

If you are eating low carb, serve this meal with cauliflower rice.

You might also like to try these easy Roasted Green Beans or learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a super easy veggie side dish. Both of these only take a few minutes to make.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

Tips to make crock pot beef curry recipe even easier:

This recipe like many calls for diced onions. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

Another tip is to use a large skillet over medium heat to brown the meat first. The browned bits with the stew meat have a lot of flavor.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

You need a good slow cooker to make this Chinese beef curry slow cooker.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

 

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Make dinner time even easier and use the crock pot liners. Trust me.

You can also use the instant pot to make this recipe when you make Instant Pot Beef Curry Recipe.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

Crock pot beef curry is a frugal dinner idea and so easy!

Since this recipe calls for an inexpensive cut of beef, the entire meal is very cheap to make. It is perfect for feeding your family on a budget.

I often just use what I have in the freeze or what is on sale. You can truly make this recipe your own and customize it for your family.

This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable. By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget.

Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.

I keep recipes like this on the regular menu plan rotation because I know the entire family will enjoy and it is easy to use what I have.

In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.

Everyone will be well fed and your budget will be better as well. Give some of these tips a try!

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Crock pot Beef Curry recipe

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Crock pot beef curry recipe turns inexpensive beef into a tender and delicious meal full of flavor. The curry sauce is amazing over rice and easy to make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course
Calories 236
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds cheap steak or roast* chopped into chunks
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1/2 large yellow onion chopped
  • cilantro to garnish
  • chopped red onion to garnish

Instructions

  • Place the steak and yellow onion in the crock pot.
  • In a small bowl mix mix the rest of the ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until the beef is falling apart.
  • Serve over rice and top with red onion and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 236kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 35g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 98mg, Sodium 655mg, Potassium 686mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 179IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 40mg, Iron 4mg

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