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.

Slow Cooker Leftover Beef Curry
Slow Cooker Leftover Beef Curry

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.

Leftover Beef Curry

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:

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

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.

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Slow Cooker Leftover Beef Curry

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Slow Cooker Leftover Beef Curry
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Slow Cooker Leftover Beef Curry

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.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 247kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:


  • 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.
    How Long Should You Slow Cook Beef Curry?
  • Slow cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
    How Long Should You Slow Cook Beef Curry?
  • Add in the frozen peas, diced beef, other can of tinned tomatoes, korma powder and stir. Slow cook for another hour.
    How Long Should You Slow Cook Beef Curry?
  • Stir in Greek yoghurt and serve with warm naan breads.
    How Long Should You Slow Cook Beef Curry?


Leftovers. Note we had a lot of leftover beef and I wanted to make a good batch for the freezer. You’re welcome to use less, and it will still be a delicious leftover beef korma.
Spicy. I love a mild beef curry like a korma, but if you want more of a kick to your curry, then you can add extra curry powder or swap mild curry powder for a madras.
Adjust. Note that at the time of adding the peas it can often be too thick of a curry with all the ingredients that have been added. If this happens just add another can of tinned tomatoes.
Thanks for reading our beef curry recipe on Recipe This. We have many more slow cooker recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more slow cooker leftover curry ideas, do check out our slow cooker turkey curry next.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 875mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6825IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 6mg
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3 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Leftover Beef Curry”

  1. 5 stars
    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.

  2. 5 stars
    Sam thank you so much for this recipe. My wife murdered a huge beef joint yesterday and was looking for a recipe to rescue what I could. I knew it would need slow cooking as it was tough as boots! Followed it to the letter (apart from turning to low when the meat went in and cooking ing for 2 hours)

    Not only did it turn out edible, but was so tasty too. Can highly recommend this


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