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Ground Beef Keema

This recipe for GROUND BEEF KEEMA is quick and simple, perfect for a weeknight dinner! It’s a great introductory Indian curry dish that’s ready in about 30 minutes. Save this flavorful recipe, and add it to your busy weeknight rotation!

PRO TIP: Serve with basmati rice and naan bread. Seriously so good!


2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 cup yellow onion, chopped

1 lb ground beef

2 tsp fresh garlic, minced

1 tsp fresh ginger, minced

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes

1 (13.5 oz) canned coconut milk

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 tsp serrano pepper, diced (optional)

1 Tbsp cilantro, chopped (more for serving)

1 cup frozen peas

Salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste


-In a skillet, sauté onion in the oil over medium heat for 5 mins.

-Add the ground beef, and cook until no longer pink.

-Add the ginger and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes.

-Add the tomato paste, curry powder, coriander, garam masala, and turmeric. Stir to mix, and sauté for 2 mins until fragrant.

-Add the diced tomatoes and coconut milk. Stir to mix.

-Stir in the lemon juice, serrano, and cilantro.

-Bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Curry should thicken and be a deep orange color.

-Stir in frozen peas, and cook for 5 more mins.

-Taste to adjust salt and pepper to preference.

-Top with cilantro, and serve with basmati rice and naan bread.


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