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Spiced Beef Casserole

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Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Onion 1 Medium, skinned and sliced
  Celery sticks 3 , trimmed, washed and chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), skinned and crushed
  Lean streaky bacon 2 Ounce, rinded and diced (50 Gram)
  Flour 15 Milliliter (1 Level Tablespoon)
  Mild curry powder 15 Milliliter (1 Level Tablespoon)
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled) (2.5 Milliliter)
  Lean minced beef 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Tomato puree 1 Teaspoon (Leveled) (5 Milliliter)
  Canned tomatoes 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , chopped
  Cashew nuts 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Natural yogurt 1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
  Cooked rice/1/2 pound garlic bread 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (To Serve)
Directions

1. Put the oil into a large ovenproof casserole with the celery, garlic and bacon. Cover with cling film, pulling back one corner to vent and microwave on HIGH for 5-7 minutes until the onions and celery are soft. Stir in the flour, curry powder and allspice and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Stir in the minced beef, tomato puree, tomatoes, cucumber and nuts, if using.
3. Three-quarters cover with cling film or a casserole lid. Microwave on HIGH for 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in the yogurt, re-cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper.
4. Serve with rice or garlic bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Beef

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