This delicious recipe for Cauliflower Ground Beef Curry makes an easy and delicious comfort food meal. Saucy, hearty, with a unique mix of aromatic spices (that aren't hot), this is a beloved dinner recipe for the entire family.
First of all, I am soo sorry guys, to everyone who tried to access my blog yesterday! There was a major outage with my hosting company, causing all of our (mine and Konrad's and many other customer's) sites to be down for over 12 hours.
Super frustrating for everyone involved, but all seems to be fixed now. Alright, let's have food then. After all, it's the best cure for everything, right?
Filled with Vegetables, Adjust Spice to Your Preference
Especially when it is hearty comfort food like this Cauliflower Ground Beef Curry over steaming white rice. There also are potatoes, carrots, and saucy tomatoes in here, all rounded up with an aromatic curry spice mixture.
The recipe as written out below does not make a spicy-hot curry. As is, it is a great starting point for all preference levels of spicy-ness. If you like a curry that makes you sweat, then simply increase the amount of red chili flakes and/or add cayenne pepper to the mix.
This delicious curry is so chock-full of veggies and bursting with flavor that I can't help but feel good about eating it. And all the yummy-ness puts me in such a good mood that all *cough* hosting *cough* frustrations (and others) just fade away. At any rate, enjoy the recipe!
Cauliflower Curry with Ground Beef
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- ½ tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 ½ teaspoons cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 medium carrot thinly sliced
- 2 medium potatoes or 10 mini potatoes, diced
- ½ head cauliflower cut into florets
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- ½ cup water
- In a large skillet heat the oil on medium-high heat and add chopped onions. While stirring cook onions until soft, then add chopped garlic until both are lightly browned.
- Add ground beef and all spices. Stir often and cook the meat well until nicely browned.
- Stir in carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes and water and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer covered for about 25 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
- Taste and add more salt, pepper or chili if desired. Spices as listed make for a non-spicy curry. Add some cayenne pepper and/or more chili if you would like to spice this up.
Instant Pot Method:
- Press the ‘Sauté’ button on your pressure cooker. Once it has preheated enough the display will indicate “HOT”.
- Add the oil and onion. Sauté until the onion starts to turn translucent. Add garlic and sauté another minute.
- Now add the ground beef and start breaking it up into small pieces. Add all seasonings (salt, pepper, curry powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric, chili flakes, and cinnamon). Stir everything together and continue browning the beef (about 5 minutes).
- Once the beef is browned press “cancel” to stop the sauté function. Add the water and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
- Stir in sliced carrot, potato dices, and cauliflower florets.
- Pour the crushed tomatoes over top but DO NOT STIR. (Tomato touching the bottom of the Instant Pot often produces the dreaded BURN notice.)
- Close the lid and turn pressure valve to sealing position. Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes.
- The pot will take about 15 minutes to pressurize before the timer starts counting down. Once cooking time is up turn the pressure valve to venting to quick release the pressure.
- Add fresh chopped parley or cilantro to your liking. Serve this ground beef curry over steamed rice or quinoa.
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Hi, This is definitely something I would love to cook but...Is this gluten free and could I use frozen cauliflower?
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
Hi PJ! Yes, it is gluten free and you could definitely use frozen cauliflower if you prefer. Let us know how it works out for you. 🙂
This is a great idea! Definitely trying tonight.
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
Wonderful! Let us know how it works out for you.
very very delicious hearty satisfying
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Meredith!
I make this often for my family and my kids really enjoy it, fantastic recipe. Thank you for sharing.
We really enjoyed this! I have had a recipe for Tarkari for years, but never used it. Your recipe sounds very similar. Thanks for opening our taste buds to a new curry dish!!
This was very simple and delicious. I omitted the potatoes and ate the curry with salad leaves, to save carbs (I have diabetes). It was amazing.
We make a similar dish with just cauliflower and ground beef, but I wanted to try your recipe for the greater variety of spices and vegetables. Just a tip from my own experience here: half a cup of water is nowhere near enough if you want to cover the vegetables well enough that they cook while simmering. I would recommend you use a cup and a quarter, especially for the cauliflower and tomatoes. Though I did make one change from your recipe since I didn't feel like uing potatoes; I instead used celery, and didn't add red chili flakes since my family doesn't like things too spicy. The recipe turned out quite great!
I am not crazy about cauliflower.What can I use instead?
Also since I am only one person can this dish be frozen.
I'm not the OP but you should be able to use any vegetables you like in a stew in my opinion. My tip though: give it a try with the cauliflower first. It tends to lose some of the taste you might dislike when cooked, and unlike brussel sprouts, doesn't smell nasty.
Making this now. I hope using curry paste instead of the spices works because my family is sick(back to school colds) and I’m tired lol. So far my taste tests say it’s gonna work but I might have to cool it off a bit with some yogurt. I really should have tried the spices individually but I need to use up my paste.
I wish it showed the carb count for my diabetic hubby but he’s pretty pro at figuring it out.
I love this recipe and have made it many times. I add peas. I have to cook for a vegetarian. Do you think I could substitute chick peas for the ground beef? Thank you.
Yes I think you could replace the ground beef for chickpeas. If using canned chickpeas make sure to add them later in the cooking process so that they don't turn completely mushy
Absolutely, amazingly flavorful. Added cayenne pepper for the hotness, replaced beef for turkey coz I’m off red meat and PRO TIP if you’re gonna go spicy add some non fat Greek yogurt when serving to cool if off and give it that added creamy texture...you won’t regret it! Next time I will add peas as well for more veggies. I also didn’t use any rice, potatoes have enough of a starch for me
Truly wonderful! I have used both ground beef and boneless skinless chicken thighs as the meat. They are both fabulous. Thank you for sharing!