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Indian-Spiced Ground Beef Main Dish

 
One serving costs about $2.16

$2.16 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

Indian-Spiced Ground Beef Main Dish might be just the main course you are searching for. For $2.12 per serving, this recipe covers 29% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 463 calories, 25g of protein, and 36g of fat. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. If you have garam masala, ground cumin, onion, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the ginger paste you could follow this main course with the Chocolate Ginger Pots de Creme as a dessert. This recipe is liked by 2 foodies and cooks. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 76%. This score is good. Try Beef Stir-Fry Salad Main Dish, Picadillo Cubano (Cuban Ground Beef Dish), and Kheema: Indian Ground Beef with Peas for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps canola oil
canola oil
1 tsp
1 tsp red chilli powder
red chilli powder
8 cups
8 cups cilantro
cilantro
1 inch
1 inch cinnamon stick
cinnamon stick
0.25 cups
0.25 cups fresh mint leaves
fresh mint leaves
10 oz
10 oz frozen spinach
frozen spinach
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps garam masala
garam masala
1
1  garlic
garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp ginger paste
ginger paste
3
3  green cardamom pods
green cardamom pods
2
2  green chillies
green chillies
1 lb
1 lb ground beef
ground beef
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps ground cumin
ground cumin
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black ground pepper
black ground pepper
0.5 cups
0.5 cups onion
onion
1 cup
1 cup plain yogurt
plain yogurt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
3 Tbsps canola oil
3 Tbsps
canola oil
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp
red chilli powder
8 cups cilantro
8 cups
cilantro
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 inch
cinnamon stick
0.25 cups fresh mint leaves
0.25 cups
fresh mint leaves
10 oz frozen spinach
10 oz
frozen spinach
0.25 tsps garam masala
0.25 tsps
garam masala
1  garlic
1
garlic
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp
ginger paste
3  green cardamom pods
3
green cardamom pods
2  green chillies
2
green chillies
1 lb ground beef
1 lb
ground beef
0.5 tsps ground cumin
0.5 tsps
ground cumin
0.25 tsps black ground pepper
0.25 tsps
black ground pepper
0.5 cups onion
0.5 cups
onion
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup
plain yogurt
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt

Equipment

food processor
food processor
food processor
food processor


Instructions

  1. Make a paste by pureeing the spinach, cilantro and mint in a food processor, with a tbsp or two of water. (don't go overboard on the mint otherwise the whole paste tastes bitter)
  2. Heat the oil on medium and throw in the cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon stick. After 1 minute add the onion and saute till golden-brown.
  3. Then put in the green chillies, chopped garlic and ginger and cook for another minute.
  4. Stir in the beef, red chilli powder, ground cumin, garam masala, ground black pepper, salt and cook on medium-high heat for 10 mins, stirring often.
  5. Add half of the yogurt and mix well till incorporated and cook for another 2 mins.
  6. Put in all of the green paste, mix well, and simmer for 10 mins.
  7. Stir in the rest of the yogurt, cooking the whole thing for a further 5 mins. Taste for salt. Serve hot with parathas and fresh tomato salsa!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.16
Ingredient
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
½ cups cilantro
1 inch cinnamon stick
¼ cups fresh mint leaves
10 ounces frozen spinach
¼ teaspoons garam masala
1 garlic
1 teaspoon ginger paste
3 green cardamom pods
2 green chillies
1 pound ground beef
½ teaspoons ground cumin
¼ teaspoons black ground pepper
½ cups onion
1 cup plain yogurt
Price
$0.11
$0.09
$0.26
$0.05
$0.26
$1.92
$0.07
$0.07
$0.22
$0.34
$0.40
$3.52
$0.07
$0.01
$0.18
$1.08
$8.65

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

  • According to the Non-GMO Project, about 90% of the canola oil in the United States is made from genetically modified rapeseed, so if this issue is important to you be sure to buy certified organic or certified GMO-free canola oil!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
465 Calories
24g Protein
35g Total Fat
11g Carbs
31% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
465
23%

Fat
35g
55%

  Saturated Fat
10g
68%

Carbohydrates
11g
4%

  Sugar
4g
6%

Cholesterol
88mg
29%

Sodium
534mg
23%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
24g
50%

Vitamin K
280µg
267%

Vitamin A
8779IU
176%

Manganese
1mg
54%

Vitamin B12
2µg
44%

Zinc
5mg
38%

Selenium
22µg
33%

Vitamin E
4mg
31%

Folate
123µg
31%

Phosphorus
287mg
29%

Vitamin B6
0.56mg
28%

Vitamin B3
5mg
27%

Vitamin B2
0.44mg
26%

Iron
4mg
24%

Magnesium
90mg
23%

Calcium
213mg
21%

Potassium
738mg
21%

Fiber
4g
17%

Vitamin C
10mg
13%

Copper
0.22mg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.15mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.93mg
9%

Vitamin D
0.17µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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