Slow Cooker Japanese-Style Beef Curry

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In Japan, cooks often make curry using a packaged mix, serving it over steamed rice and topping it with a fried pork cutlet. Here, we've ditched the store bought mix for a beefy homemade rendition of this gravy-rich stew. Choose a spicy curry powder instead if you prefer a dish with extra kick.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015

Ingredients

  • 900 g beef stewing cubes cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 2 1/2 cups sodium-reduced beef broth
  • 2 large white potatoes (about 450 g) peeled and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 1 sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 ribs celery thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrots cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds
  • 1/4 cup mild curry powder
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each pepper and five-spice powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Method

In slow cooker, combine beef, broth, potatoes, onion, celery, carrot, curry powder, tomato paste, sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, star anise, bay leaves, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper and five-spice powder. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 8 to 9 hours.

Whisk together flour, butter and 3 tbsp water until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in vinegar; discard bay leaves and star anise.

Nutritional facts per each of 10 servings: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 679 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Calories 256.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 25.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 20.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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