Cattle of Choice for Lifestyle and Performance

Beef Curry

Beef Curry

Beef Curry


  • 1 kg (2 lb) topside or round steak
  • 60 g (2 oz) butter
  • 1 onion
  • 30 g (1 oz) butter, extra
  • 2 cooking apples
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • salt, pepper


  1. Trim excess fat from meat, cut info 2.5 cm (1 in) cubes. Melt butter, brown meat well, remove from pan. Peel and finely chop onion, add to pan with extra butter, cook 1 minute. Peel and finely dice apples and bananas, add to pan with curry powder, cook 2 minutes. Add flour, stir 1 minute.
  2. Add water and crumbled stock cube, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Continue stirring until sauce boils and thickens; add meat; reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, 1 hour or until meat is tender.

Note: Accompaniments shown in the photo add interest to a curry meal. Choose from those shown: cucumber and sour cream; papaw; peanuts; raisins; pappadams; pineapple; sliced peppers; sliced bananas with coconut; chutney. Add wedges of fresh lemon or lime. . Taken from an early 1980s Women’s Weekly collection.

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