A solution to food waste

You are constantly throwing away food and spending too much money on the family meals but those days are officially over. This phenomenal beef curry is a family knockout and a meal my children absolutely love.

The curry served 5 people (2 adults and 3 young children) and is made with 1kg of the best stewing beef that the butcher can offer and then a handful of at least 5 different vegetables I had left in the fridge. My ingredients list is at the bottom of the blog. By cooking this way I am using most if not everything we as a family have left and nothing goes to waste. If I have to add in more leftover ingredients, to make extra servings that can be frozen or eaten the next day, then I will do so.

Stir fry is another option, but in all honesty I think it's a boring dull meal, no matter how much flavour you add to it. A quality curry cannot be beaten and puts a smile on everyone's faces.

Family meals should be fun and delicious and what's a better and easier way of cooking than to just throw everything in a big pot, season it and let it cook in it's own time till the meat is soft and the smell explodes from the kitchen. 

The best way to get all those veggies into the kids is to blend it all into a puree and then add in the meat. Cook the meat separately first and then add it into the tasty sauce. My seasoning list is below with the ingredients. If you don't like a hot curry, make sure you taste it whilst cooking and if it has too much of a kick, add in small amounts of water, double cream or coconut milk, this will reduce the spiciness. My kids like a mild curry.

So get cooking and create a healthy family environment.

INGREDIENTS - this is what I had left in fridge

1kg stewing beef, handful of finely chopped red or white onion, 1 garlic clove, big handful of chopped tomatoes, big handful of chopped mushrooms and 1 chopped red pepper

SEASONING - tsp is 1 teaspoon

1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp garam masala, some sea salt or Himalayan salt and 1 tsp ground coriander

Enjoy