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ground beef (keema)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nahid Khan
Eastvale, CA

My family loves this Beef dish which is breezy to cook and yummy too. I have had some American friends that ate it as a taco filling when I served it with Pita bread and rice

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)

Ingredients For ground beef (keema)

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 md
    onion chopped
  • 1 md
    tomato chopped
  • 2
    serrano chiles chopped add or reduce per taste
  • 1 stick
  • 4-5
  • 1 tsp
    ginger paste
  • 1 tsp
    garlic paste
  • 2 tsp
    cilantro fresh chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp
    cumin powder
  • 1 tsp
    coriander powder
  • 1 tsp
    red chili powder/ to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    cilantro, fresh optional for garnish

How To Make ground beef (keema)

  • 1
    Heat Oil in a pan
  • 2
    Add all the whole spices, Cumin seeds, Cinnamon stick. peppercorns, Cloves etc
  • 3
    Once they Start sizzling add the chopped Onions. Fry till they get pink.
  • 4
    Now add the ginger, garlic pastes, tomatoes and all spices including 1/2 of chopped cilantro and green chilies and salt
  • 5
    Saute on medium flame till oil starts to separate. The tomatoes should be soft by now.
  • 6
    Now add the Ground beef. Make sure to mash it up good or else you will get lumps of ground beef. Stir fry for about 5 minutes.
  • 7
    Add about 3 Table spoons water. Cover and let it simmer till cooked about 10 minutes.
  • 8
    Serve with Pita Bread or Naan bread. Can also be eaten with rice