Slow Cooker Beef Curry – healthy

Slow Cooker Beef Curry –  healthy

Healthy Beef Curry – slow cooker

Here’s my delicious and easy Slow Cooker Beef Curry recipe, hurrah 🙂 

A delicious medium spiced beef curry, where the beef falls apart and the spices are perfectly blended. The slow cooker does the work and you return home to a wonderful and luscious dinner  


Easy Slow Cooker beef curry recipe 

We love this Crock pot beef curry, love it!  and it’s so easy and what’s better than arriving home after a day at work or at the weekend when you’re out enjoying yourselves, to a delicious pot full of tender beef curry and a house that smells amazing. It couldn’t be simpler 

It hands down beats a takeaway in my humble opinion, it’s healthy ish too! I like to call it a fakeaway


What beef should I use for my curry? 

You can use any ‘stewing steak’ or sometimes it’s know as casserole steak.’ I use ‘braising steak’ and trim any fat. 

in the US I think you call it chuck steak 


How to make Beef Curry in a Slow Cooker 

Well to be honest it couldn’t be easier and I’ll take you through it step by step. There’s a full recipe card at the bottom of this post with the exact quantities etc 

Should I brown my meat before the Slow Cooker?

Now this is a difficult one….. and honestly – 

My advice is – YES, YES YES YES – if you have the time.

Browning the meat really does add that extra layer and depth of flavour, however you can just ‘dump’ it all in if you like

Step 1 

Turn on your slow cooker to the low setting 

Brown your beef quickly in batches and pop it into the slowcooker 

Step 2

Quickly fry you onions with your spices for a couple of minutes, and pop on top of your meat 

Step 3 

Throw it all in the slow cooker, together with the tomatoes, stock and tomato puree 

and set it on low for 6-8 hours – yum! 

All the beef curry in the slow cooker

Step 4

And set it on low for 6-8 hours – yum! 

Here she is 


How long should I to cook beef curry in slow cooker? 

This recipe is perfect after 6 hours on a low setting. The meat is tender and literally falls apart – it’s so delicious 

I have also left it for 8 hours on low – say when I’m at work and that too is fine 

What to serve with your Beef Curry 

So many ideas!! 

  • With rice – I like the basmati rice with wild rice added 
  • On a baked potato / jacket potato 
  • I served it before simply with broccoli and greens 


I also like to make my Healthy Onion Bahjis 

Healthy Onion Bhaji - served


Can I freeze my Slow Cooker Beef Curry?  

Yes you can, it’s perfect for batch cooking for this purpose 

Please freeze in sealed containers, label them up (don’t forget to date them) and eat within a couple of months 

When you are ready to eat, simply defrost in the fridge and reheat in a pan on the hob. Ensure your curry is piping hot before you serve 

Other Slow Cooker Recipes 

How about a Slow Cooker Chicken Curry – it’s just as easy as this one, if not easier 

Bowl of chicken curry served on rice

If you like this recipe I’m sure you would love my easy Honey Garlic Chicken recipe  its another slow cooker wonder!

Just look at it! 🙂 


Honey Garlic Chicken served with rice


And a couple more ….. 

I really hope you enjoy this one and let me know how you get on!

And if you fancy something super healthy 

Why not have a go at my Turkey Mince Chilli – it’s really good 


Turkey chilli served with rice


And finally the DUMP recipe of all time 

My Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala is just delicious! Uber easy 


Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala - served


Here’s a collection of my fave Easy Slow Cooker Recipes 

All in one place – you’re welcome 🙂 

crockpot recipes

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 Just use the join button if you like real home cooked tasty easy food!!

See you there 

Big Love Cx

A bowl of served Slow cooker beef curry with rice

Slow Cooker Beef Curry - Healthy

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 317kcal
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A perfectly balanced delicious melt in the mouth slow cooker beef curry - Easy!


  • Slow Cooker
  • 1 Large Frying Pan


  • 1 Cal Spray
  • 750 g Braising Steak or casserole steak
  • 2 Medium Onions Peeled & chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Medium Curry Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Marsala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Peeled & Chopped finely
  • 1 Chopped Tomatoes 1 tin + Water
  • 2 Beef Stock cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Puree
  • Fresh Coriander


  • Turn on your slow cooker and set it on the low heat
  • Grab a large frying pan and using low cal spray fry off your beef pieces in a couple of batches, you are looking to get some colour on them 2-3 minutes approx. Then tip these into your slow cooker
  • Next using the same frying pan and a little more 1 cal spray, add your onion, and all your dried spices, together with your garlic. Coat the onions in the spices and fry over a low heat for maximum 2 minutes. Add the onion mix to your slow cooker
  • Then tip your time of chopped tomatoes into the slow cooker. Then half fill the empty tin with water and add your stock cubes to the water to dissolve. Then add this to your slow cooker
  • Finally add your tomato puree on top and give it a good old stir
  • Pop the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours, it should also be fine for 8 hours too
  • When you are ready to serve, stir through your chopped coriander and serve with rice or whatever you fancy


*** All Nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide


Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Beef Curry - Healthy
Amount per Serving
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. 5 stars
    We will be trying this sounds gorgeous

    1. Yes do it – I love it x

  2. 5 stars
    Easy to make. Very tasty & I enjoyed it with guests today! Give it a try🤗

    1. So great to hear xx Thank you

  3. 5 stars
    slow cooker beef curry was delicious Thank You Clare, I had it Instead of a Sunday lunch Today

    1. Oh great to hear you loved it Hayley x Thanks for your message

  4. 5 stars
    Made this in my instant pot, so easy to make and everyone commented how nice it is. Definitely be making again. Thank you Claire xx

    1. Great to hear and thanks xx

  5. 5 stars
    Love this, batched it up into double portions & added spinach (add it to everything I can!)
    Totally gorgeous’

    1. Sounds so good Karen x

  6. 5 stars
    Hour to go and diving in 😂😂

    1. oh fab – let me know x

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