keema (indian-style ground beef)

1 Apr

i took out some ground beef to defrost with no plan — nothing sounded good — tacos, chili, enchiladas, etc….   then i remembered a friend mentioning awhile ago that she had made some yummy keema from ground beef…  we love indian so i figured i’d find a recipe and try it!   this didnt disappoint.. kinda reminded me of indain tacos 🙂   i served with tj’s garlic naan and jasmine rice.




Keema (Indian-Style Ground Meat)

adapted from allrecipes


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1.5 cup beef broth
  • 1-2 cups green beans


  1. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until evenly brown.
  2. While cooking, break apart with a wooden spoon until crumbled.
  3. Transfer cooked beef to a bowl, and drain off all but 1 tablespoon fat.
  4. Saute onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in garlic, and saute 1 minute.
  6.  Stir in garam masala and salt, and cook 1 minute.
  7.  Return the browned beef to the pan, and stir in tomato paste and beef broth.
  8. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until meat is fully cooked through, and liquid has evaporated.
  9. about 1/2 way through simmering i added the green beans

One Response to “keema (indian-style ground beef)”


  1. Beef keema | ilonaskitchen - September 15, 2013

    […] made keema once before and thought I’d try a different recipe this time! This one didn’t […]

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