Slow Cooker Leftover Beef Curry
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How to cook the most delicious slow cooker leftover beef curry. If you have got leftover roast beef that needs using up, you will love it in this easy leftover roast beef curry.
This leftover beef curry slow cooker recipe is also diet friendly thanks to no extra oil being added and having a tomato base.
Leftover Beef Curry
If you have followed Recipe This for a while, then you will know that I am obsessed with using up leftovers.
I love to repurpose the ingredients already cooked and then make it into something even better.
What I love about a leftover beef curry is that you can take a small portion of leftover beef, add in veggies and even potatoes and it will make a huge portion and will easily feed six people for dinner.
For example, this is how many bowls we filled of the beef curry once the slow cooker had done its magic.
Or you can simply freeze the leftovers for another time.
But leftover beef curry is not the only option. I recommend you check out our leftover pork curry, leftover lamb curry and my favourite of all the leftover curry recipes, slow cooker turkey curry.
You can also use our recipe for beef curry as your go to and mix and match depending on what leftovers you have in.
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How Long Does Beef Curry Last In The Fridge?
Chef Dom says you can keep leftover beef curry in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Though if you would like your beef curry to last much longer then we recommend that you freeze it in pyrex containers and then you can reheat it easily and it will last for a few months.
Can You Use Leftover Meat In Slow Cooker?
Yes, you can use leftover meat in the slow cooker, and we highly recommend doing so.
You can make delicious leftover meals with leftover meat, or you can use it as a way to reheat meat or even better,
What To Do With Leftover Roast Beef?
If you think of a recipe with beef in, the chances are you can use roast dinner leftovers to transform it into another delicious meal.
The ultimate roast dinner leftovers for us are an air fryer Yorkshire pudding wrap you can load it up with roast beef, leftover sides and then use the air fryer to warm it up. Its so good and I look forward to it the day after a roast dinner.
But other leftover beef joint recipes include:
- Air Fryer Prime Rib Hash
- Reheat Prime Rib In The Air Fryer
- Instant Pot Prime Rib Soup
- Instant Pot Beef Brisket Soup
- Soup Maker Boxing Day Soup
- Slow Cooker Prime Rib Stroganoff
Though the list goes on and on as there are so many meals from leftover roast beef.
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Leftover Beef Curry Ingredients
Beef – We chopped up some leftover roast beef from some topside, but you can use any leftover beef. Think leftover steak, silverside, prime rib, brisket etc.
Puree – To keep this leftover roast beef curry simple, we used a selection of purees that we can then squeeze into the slow cooker with the other ingredients. Such as lemon grass, garlic, ginger and tomato.
Veggies – Just like making a beef stew we loaded it up with veggies including onion, carrots, sweet potatoes, and peas.
Tinned Tomatoes. I also recommend adding in some tinned tomatoes and these can be the base of your simple beef curry. Plus, you will be amazed how good a curry is in the slow cooker with them.
Seasoning – Then for seasonings we have just kept it simple with salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, coriander, paprika, garam masala, and korma curry powder.
Yoghurt – I also recommend just before serving, to stir in some Greek yoghurt. It gives it that amazing creamy curry texture. Though if you want to keep the calories low you can use fat free yoghurt for this.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this leftover roast beef curry it has just been our Crockpot. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of slow cooker recipes and also great for easy weeknight dinners.
Plus, we recommend you head over to our slow cooker recipes category as we have more than 100 tried and tested slow cooker recipes and have been using slow cookers for 18 years.
How To Make Beef Curry?
- Peel. First peel and dice your onion, sweet potatoes and carrots and load into the slow cooker.
- Dump. Next dump into the slow cooker your seasonings, purees, and tinned tomatoes. Then mix well.
- Cook. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 3 hours on high or low for 6 hours.
- Stir. When the slow cooker is done stir in frozen garden peas, leftover roast beef chunks, and cook for an extra hour.
- Serving. Then when the slow cooker is done stir in Greek yoghurt, adjust seasonings if needed and serve with warm naan breads.
And I am sure you can see now why this beef curry slow cooker recipe is a true favourite of mine.
How Long Should You Slow Cook Beef Curry?
We recommend 4 hours on high for a slow cooker beef curry. This allows your ingredients to be fully cooked but not overcooked so that they turn to mush. As well as time for your beef to reheat in the slow cooker.
More Slow Cooker Curry Recipes
- Slow Cooker Chickpea Curry
- Slow Cooker Curried Sausages
- Slow Cooker Keema Curry
- Slow Cooker Vegetable Korma
- Slow Cooker Chicken Balti
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Slow Cooker Leftover Beef Curry
- 500 g Leftover Roast Beef diced
- 1 Medium Red Onion
- 2 Medium Carrots
- ½ Large Sweet Potato
- 2 Cans Tinned Tomatoes
- 240 ml Frozen Garden Peas
- 2 Tsp Garlic Puree
- 2 Tsp Ginger Puree
- 2 Tsp Lemongrass Puree
- 1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
- 1 Tbsp Garam Masala
- 1 Tbsp Cumin
- 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 2 Tsp Coriander
- 2 Tsp Turmeric
- 3 Tbsp Korma Powder
- Salt & Pepper
- 240 ml Greek Yoghurt
- Peel and dice your veggies and load into the slow cooker along with your seasonings (everything but the curry powder), purees, and one can of the tinned tomatoes. Stir.
- Slow cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
- Add in the frozen peas, diced beef, other can of tinned tomatoes, korma powder and stir. Slow cook for another hour.
- Stir in Greek yoghurt and serve with warm naan breads.
i love a beef curry but this one turned out to be not as spicy as i liked, i added some chilli flakes and upped the curry powder and after been in the slow cooker for so long it was delicious, the base sauce is so tasty many thanks.