Uncle Al’s Easy Beef & Apple Curry

A great easy curry recipe

It’s not everyday that you get to sit down with one of your treasured Uncles and talk food but that’s exactly what I got to do recently and I will say it was totally unexpected but ever so exciting! I thought Uncle Al only had interests in things like Football, Cricket, Golf and BBQ’s……you know all that stuff, I stand corrected. He started telling me about a curry he likes to make, there was passion and excitement in his voice, it was brilliant! My Dad who was also in the room could see my eyes lighting up as Unlce Al spoke and before I knew it Dad had placed a note pad in front of me (he knows me too well), ‘just write it down’ he said.

I was loving every word of what Uncle Al was sharing with me especially the idea of putting apples into this Curry of his, I love a bit of sweetness in a Curry (surprise, surprise!!!). Uncle Al went on to say if I liked sweet then adding a handful of sultanas was an optional extra too.

After a lovely morning spent catching up, with my rough Curry notes in hand, it was time to head for home. I thought about the recipe all the way home, I knew it would be on the Zamamabakes menu VERY soon, the weekend that followed in fact. I have made it another twice since, so I think you know what that means……Yes it’s a winner through and through and it’s easy, straight forward to make and all 3 kidlets eat it!!!! (massive win)

I think it’s the perfect recipe to get cooking with on a good old home day or lazy weekend. Your mouth will be watering while the delicious aromas waft through the house as it simmers away on your stove top.

curry simmering away on the stove top

Your ingredients

prepped and waiting

Brown your meat

Add your veg, stock and remaining ingredients

Boil and reduce to a simmer

serve with a side of riceNaan bread works a treat too

Uncle Al's Easy Beef & Apple Curry
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
This little treasure is one that really doesn't matter whether you add a bit more of this or a bit less of that. And remember to taste, taste, taste and SEASON to taste. Due to the fact that I make this for our whole family to enjoy, I tend to make it on the milder side. Zadada does like a bit of heat in his meals so I just stir some chilli flakes through his serve at the end or some of Zapop's homemade chilli sauce. That way everyone gets to enjoy!!
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-5 Adults
Ingredients
  • 1kg Beef Rump Steak, roughly cubed into 2cm pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder (I've also used yellow curry paste)
  • 1 Brown onion roughly chopped
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Small apples peeled and diced
  • 6 Cups raw mixed vegetables (Anything goes just use what you like: potato, sweet potato, broccoli, capsicum, carrot, zuchinni, squash, cauliflower, baby corn, beans, bok choy)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 Litres beef stock
  • Sea salt flakes and black pepper to season
  • ***Uncle Al's OPTIONAL EXTRAS****
  • A good splosh of HP sauce during cooking (I haven' tried it yet)
  • Gravox (for thickening, I find the flour is enough)
  • A handful of sultanas (I'm personally not a fan of sultanas but go for it if you are!!)
Instructions
  1. In an extra large snap lock bag or Tupperware container combine beef cubes, flour and curry powder. Seal and shake to evenly dust the beef.
  2. In a heavy based boiler/saucepan heat oil over high heat. Add dusted beef and brown off.
  3. Add onion and garlic, cook a further 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add diced apples, mixed vegetables, brown sugar, fish sauce, stock and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Cover saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling point is reached reduce heat to low and simmer for 2.5-3 hours stirring every half hour or so. Liquid will reduce with time.
  6. Serve with rice (I use the precooked Brown Sun Rice that you just zap in the microwave)
  7. NOTE:
  8. If you do use Bok choy just add it about 5 minutes before serving so it keeps its lovely fresh green appearance.
  9. Don't forget if you like some spice add extra Chilli and you have little kidlets like me sprinkling chilli flakes over individual serves works a treat.
  10. You need to have some Naan bread to enjoy with his curry too (I like the Coles or Woolworths Garlic Naan bread, you'll find it in the fridge section)

A special thanks going out to my Uncle Al for sharing such a great recipe. I thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous morning we spent chatting food. I will treasure forever Uncle Al, you’re a dude!!!!

Until the next time…….

Zamamabakes

 

 

(Visited 1,440 times, 1 visits today)

A great easy curry recipe

It’s not everyday that you get to sit down with one of your treasured Uncles and talk food but that’s exactly what I got to do recently and I will say it was totally unexpected but ever so exciting! I thought Uncle Al only had interests in things like Football, Cricket, Golf and BBQ’s……you know all that stuff, I stand corrected. He started telling me about a curry he likes to make, there was passion and excitement in his voice, it was brilliant! My Dad who was also in the room could see my eyes lighting up as Unlce Al spoke and before I knew it Dad had placed a note pad in front of me (he knows me too well), ‘just write it down’ he said.

I was loving every word of what Uncle Al was sharing with me especially the idea of putting apples into this Curry of his, I love a bit of sweetness in a Curry (surprise, surprise!!!). Uncle Al went on to say if I liked sweet then adding a handful of sultanas was an optional extra too.

After a lovely morning spent catching up, with my rough Curry notes in hand, it was time to head for home. I thought about the recipe all the way home, I knew it would be on the Zamamabakes menu VERY soon, the weekend that followed in fact. I have made it another twice since, so I think you know what that means……Yes it’s a winner through and through and it’s easy, straight forward to make and all 3 kidlets eat it!!!! (massive win)

I think it’s the perfect recipe to get cooking with on a good old home day or lazy weekend. Your mouth will be watering while the delicious aromas waft through the house as it simmers away on your stove top.

curry simmering away on the stove top

Your ingredients

prepped and waiting

Brown your meat

Add your veg, stock and remaining ingredients

Boil and reduce to a simmer

serve with a side of riceNaan bread works a treat too

Uncle Al's Easy Beef & Apple Curry
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
This little treasure is one that really doesn't matter whether you add a bit more of this or a bit less of that. And remember to taste, taste, taste and SEASON to taste. Due to the fact that I make this for our whole family to enjoy, I tend to make it on the milder side. Zadada does like a bit of heat in his meals so I just stir some chilli flakes through his serve at the end or some of Zapop's homemade chilli sauce. That way everyone gets to enjoy!!
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4-5 Adults
Ingredients
  • 1kg Beef Rump Steak, roughly cubed into 2cm pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder (I've also used yellow curry paste)
  • 1 Brown onion roughly chopped
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Small apples peeled and diced
  • 6 Cups raw mixed vegetables (Anything goes just use what you like: potato, sweet potato, broccoli, capsicum, carrot, zuchinni, squash, cauliflower, baby corn, beans, bok choy)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 Litres beef stock
  • Sea salt flakes and black pepper to season
  • ***Uncle Al's OPTIONAL EXTRAS****
  • A good splosh of HP sauce during cooking (I haven' tried it yet)
  • Gravox (for thickening, I find the flour is enough)
  • A handful of sultanas (I'm personally not a fan of sultanas but go for it if you are!!)
Instructions
  1. In an extra large snap lock bag or Tupperware container combine beef cubes, flour and curry powder. Seal and shake to evenly dust the beef.
  2. In a heavy based boiler/saucepan heat oil over high heat. Add dusted beef and brown off.
  3. Add onion and garlic, cook a further 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add diced apples, mixed vegetables, brown sugar, fish sauce, stock and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Cover saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling point is reached reduce heat to low and simmer for 2.5-3 hours stirring every half hour or so. Liquid will reduce with time.
  6. Serve with rice (I use the precooked Brown Sun Rice that you just zap in the microwave)
  7. NOTE:
  8. If you do use Bok choy just add it about 5 minutes before serving so it keeps its lovely fresh green appearance.
  9. Don't forget if you like some spice add extra Chilli and you have little kidlets like me sprinkling chilli flakes over individual serves works a treat.
  10. You need to have some Naan bread to enjoy with his curry too (I like the Coles or Woolworths Garlic Naan bread, you'll find it in the fridge section)

A special thanks going out to my Uncle Al for sharing such a great recipe. I thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous morning we spent chatting food. I will treasure forever Uncle Al, you’re a dude!!!!

Until the next time…….

Zamamabakes

 

 

(Visited 1,440 times, 1 visits today)

About the author

Related posts

6 Comments on “Uncle Al’s Easy Beef & Apple Curry

  1. Good on you Uncle Al. If it’s easy, straightforward and the kids like it, it sounds perfect to me 🙂

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Renee we love it!

      Reply
  2. Well Uncle Al – this sounds amazing!!! I like the idea of adding sultanas too. How yummy is apple in curries!! This will definitely be added to my dinner list this week as we have lots of beef in the freezer at the moment. Thank you for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xxx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      The apple works a treat I had never tried them in a curry before until this recipe. Let me know what you think when you make it. Thanks for having me at your FFF party, I look forward to it every week! xx

      Reply
  3. Sounds fantastic & a great rainy day recipe. Thanks for sharing via fabulous foodie Friday. Will definitely be on our menu this week.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You’ll have to let me know how it goes 🙂

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: