Sweet Beef Curry

Submitted by Gail Burge

Sweet Beef Curry

5 from 1 vote
Serving: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 500 Gm cubed beef
  • 2 sliced brown onions
  • 3 level tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/4 tspn cloves
  • 1 Apple cored and diced
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 tablespoons chutney
  • Handful of sultanas


  • Mix curry powder with water
  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir thoroughly
  • Cook on high for 3 hours then turn to low
  • Cook time approx 5 hours or until meat is tender
  • Notes:
  • Sultanas can be omitted
  • Any chutney can be used, but a fruit chutney was used in this dish
  • There is no definite taste of banana in this dish, the banana is simply used as a sweetener
  • Add or reduce curry powder to suit individual personal taste
  • Serve with boiled rice, yoghurt and Poppadoms
  • It can be cooked with beef, chicken, lamb or sausages.
  • If using sausages, sear the meat first, chop into 1" lengths before adding to the slow cooker
  • This hearty winter recipe has been passed down from Mother to daughter, to granddaughter and has been a great family favourite over the years 🙂

11 thoughts on “Sweet Beef Curry”

  1. I felt too much curry powder for us, I added most of a tin of coconut milk to it. I also added, a stalk of celery, a few mushrooms, half a tin corn, some capsicum, and some sweet potato. Was very yum. Served with brown rice, and mashed potato.

  2. If adding coconut milk/cream to this how much would I add? Would potato then thicken it, or any other ideas? ty

  3. This have become a favourite in my home. Have made this quite a few times now and will make it in a couple of weeks for a curry dinner party, I know it will be a success. It is delicious.

  4. Have looked for this recipe for a while. Made it for dinner tonight , mum and I have decide it will be a regular on our menu!

  5. This was really nice. I added a sweet potato and zucchini to it also. With brown rice and some papadums – as that makes it fun for the kids. I did not add the chutney, however i chucked in a tablespoon of brown sugar in its place.

    The apple and banana dissolve into the sauce, don’t be afraid of it!!

    I used a topside roast that I diced myself. Will definitely make it again!!

  6. 5 stars
    Whole family loved it. I doubled the recipe except for the banana and I added a can of coconut cream because I just wanted more sauce. Served with rice.

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