Curried Beef and Lentils

Curried Beef and Lentils

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.

15 Minutes

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Curried Beef and Lentils

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time45 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

1

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.

2

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.

3

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

4

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

 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

Directions

1

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.

2

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.

3

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

4

Makes 6 servings

Curried Beef and Lentils
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