Curried Beef with Rice

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In Trinidad, we love curry, and in this recipe, we will share another one of our curry meat, Beef. Trinidadian Curry Beef is cooked with or without the bone, marinated with local green seasoning and curry spices. The meat is then cooked low and slow simmering to create savory, soft, tender Beef in rich curry gravy. While curry can be served with any of your favorite roties for this dish, we would like to highlight the curry beef with some flavorful steamed rice. The thought of spoons of curried meat and gravy scooped on top of steamed rice is just mouth-watering. With this easy-to-follow recipe, you will be making this dish for friends and family in no time. If you're loving this Trinidadian curry beef, you have to try this Classic Bakes recipe for Trinidadian Curry Goat.  Have fun and enjoy!

Author: Rachel Ottier-Hart
Average: 5 (3 votes)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
6-8 persons


Steamed Rice
  • 400 grams Rice
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 800 ml Water
Beef Seasoning
Beef Cooking
Optional Ingredient


Curry Beef
Using the seasoning ingredients, rub and coat the beef and let marinate for a minimum of one hour or overnight more depth of flavor.
Remove the seeds and mince pepper before adding it to the seasoning mix for those who like hot and spicy curry. However, the other option is to poach the whole pepper in the gravy as the beef cooks in step 8.
Add the coconut oil to a large heavy bottom pot, and place on a high heat.
When the oil is hot, add the whole garlic cloves and cumin seeds, cook until burnt, and remove from the oil and discard.
Stir the curry, masala, and cumin powders into a cup with a bit of water, add it to the oil, mix to make a paste, and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Once the paste has formed, carefully add the seasoned beef into the pot, stir and let cook on high heat for 5 minutes.
Mix in the water, then reduce the heat to medium and let it cook for 15 min uncovered.
Optional Ingredient - place the whole pepper into the pot and leave it to poach in the liquid while the beef cooks. Be careful not to disturb the pepper. The dish will be significantly HOT if it pops open in the gravy. Remove by scooping out the pepper with a slotted spoon and discarding or eating as a condiment.
After 15 minutes, using a spatula stir the pot and make sure nothing has burnt to the bottom of the ppt. Check the consistency of the gravy and add more water if necessary, then cover and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes or until the meat is soft, tender, and cooked throughout.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
When the beef is cooked throughout and the gravy is a consistency to your liking, turn off the heat, cover, and let rest for about 10 minutes.
Serve warm ladled over freshly steamed rice.
Steamed Rice
Wash and Rinse the rice, then place into a saucepan, mix in the water, salt and ghee.
Bring the pan to a boil, turn the heat down to low, cover the rice, cook for 10-20 minutes, or check the package instructions.
Once the rice has absorbed all the water, turn off the heat and keep covered for 10 minutes to steam.
Serve warm with a ladle full of curried beef and gravy.

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