Curried Beef and Lentils
Curried Beef and Lentils
Curried Beef and Lentils

Curried Beef and Lentils

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August 29, 2018

A single serving of this beef recipe provides a whopping fifty percent of your daily value of zinc. Serve over rice. To prepare lentils, cook 2/3 cup (150 mL) dried green lentils at a simmer in 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) salted water for about 30 minutes or until soft but not mushy. Lentils can be made in advance.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


4 tsp (20 mL) mild, medium or hot curry powder

¼ tsp (1 mL) EACH cayenne pepper and ground cumin

1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil

1 EACH onion and stalk celery, diced

1 cup (250 mL) EACH small cauliflower florets and shredded carrot

1 clove garlic, minced

1 lb (500 g) Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Lean/Extra Lean Ground Beef

½ tsp (2 mL) dried thyme

1 plum tomato, diced

1 ½ cup (375 mL) cooked green lentils

3 tbsp (45 mL) fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper

Chopped fresh coriander


Toast curry powder, cayenne pepper and cumin in large deep skillet over medium-high heat for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in oil, onion, celery, cauliflower, carrot and garlic; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until beginning to brown.

Stir in ground beef and thyme, stirring up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring to break up meat, or until beef is browned. Stir in tomato and lentils; heat through.

Stir in lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with coriander.

Makes 6 servings


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