Budget Beating Beef Masala

With many of us feeling the pinch this month, an affordable, tasty meal is most welcome on our weekly menu planner. This mild curry dish ticks both boxes and packs a real flavour-punch.

Budget Beating Beef Masala (2)-Ingredients-

1kg beef shin, bone in
1 beef stock cube
1 tbsp olive oil
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
125g button mushrooms
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp sugar
400g tin whole peeled tomatoes
Cornflour (Maizena)
2 tbsp eat.art Meat Masala Exotic Spice mix
Salt to taste


Cut the beef shin into 1cm cubes and sprinkle with 1 tbsp eat.art Meat Masala Exotic Spice mix.  Brown the meat in a large pot (add the shin bones if you enjoy the creamy taste of bone marrow).   Add 500ml of beef stock and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.  After an hour add the carrots, potatoes, mushrooms and tin of tomatoes, followed by sugar and salt to taste. Throw in the bay leaves and 1 tbsp of eat.art Meat Masala Exotic Spice mix.  Cover and simmer for a further hour. Before serving, thicken the curry sauce by adding cornflour (Maizena) to a little water and stirring it into the sauce.   Serve with a side of steaming rice.

Don’t have beef shin in the freezer? Why not substitute with another inexpensive cut of meat such as chuck or lamb stewing pieces?

Serves 4IMG_0123

Written by: Tamsyn Lombard for eat.art


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