South African Beef Curry


When Nancy Sephton lived in South Africa in the '50s, lamb curry was as ubiquitous there as hamburgers and hot dogs are in the United States. On a return visit a number of years later, she came across the curry made with beef, which has become a favorite with her family.

What you will need

3 pounds boned, fat-trimmed beef chuck

2 onions (1 lb. total), peeled and chopped

1/4 cup curry powder

2 tablespoons mustard seed

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon ground dried turmeric

2 cups fat-skimmed beef broth

1 1/4 pounds Roma tomatoes, rinsed, cored, and chopped

2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeรฑo chilies

2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

1 firm-ripe banana (about 5 oz.), peeled and thinly sliced

About 1/2 cup mango chutney

About 1/3 cup sweetened shredded dried coconut

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

About 6 cups hot cooked rice



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