Spiced Beef Casserole Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
MethodMain Ingredient


 Vegetable oil15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
 Onion1 Medium, skinned and sliced
 Celery sticks3 , trimmed, washed and chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), skinned and crushed
 Lean streaky bacon2 Ounce, rinded and diced (50 Gram)
 Flour15 Milliliter (1 Level Tablespoon)
 Mild curry powder15 Milliliter (1 Level Tablespoon)
 Ground allspice1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled) (2.5 Milliliter)
 Lean minced beef1 Pound (450 Gram)
 Tomato puree1 Teaspoon (Leveled) (5 Milliliter)
 Canned tomatoes8 Ounce (225 Gram)
 Cucumber1⁄2 , chopped
 Cashew nuts1 Ounce (25 Gram)
 Natural yogurt1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
 Cooked rice/1/2 pound garlic bread1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (To Serve)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1953 Calories from Fat 839

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 95 g145.4%

Saturated Fat 31.5 g157.3%

Trans Fat 3.4 g

Cholesterol 333.5 mg

Sodium 1222.7 mg50.9%

Total Carbohydrates 155 g51.8%

Dietary Fiber 17.8 g71.1%

Sugars 20.4 g

Protein 126 g251.4%

Vitamin A 50% Vitamin C 77.8%

Calcium 50.5% Iron 128.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Put the oil into a large ovenproof casserole with the celery, garlic and bacon. Cover with cling film, pulling back one corner to vent and microwave on HIGH for 5-7 minutes until the onions and celery are soft. Stir in the flour, curry powder and allspice and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Stir in the minced beef, tomato puree, tomatoes, cucumber and nuts, if using.
3. Three-quarters cover with cling film or a casserole lid. Microwave on HIGH for 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in the yogurt, re-cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper.
4. Serve with rice or garlic bread.