Spicy Beef Mince and Bean Stew with Tomatoes

Spicy Beef Mince and Bean Stew with Tomatoes

This is a filling dish with plenty of beans and tomatoes.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Beef mince
250 g
Tinned diced tomatoes
1 tin (400 g)
Tomatoes (peeled)
2 small
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Garlic (finely chopped)
1 clove
1 stalk
Kidney beans (or kintoki, soy beans,etc.)
200 g
Curry powder
2 tablespoons
Water (or the cooking liquid of the beans)
1 cup
to taste
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Japanese Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons
Italian parsley
as required
Tabasco sauce (optional)
as required


1. Season the beef mince with salt and pepper (not listed in the ingredients). Peel the tomatoes and cut into small pieces.
2. Chop the onion and celery into similar dices. Save the celery leaf as it will be used later.
3. Heat the olive oil and garlic in a pot over a low heat. Cook slowly to infuse the flavour to the oil.
4. Add the onion and celery. Continue to fry over a medium heat for about 10 minutes until tender. Add the curry powder and fry without browning.
5. Add the beef mince and cook through. Add the peeled tomatoes and stir quickly.
6. Add the tinned tomatoes, water or the cooking liquid of the beans, soy sauce and celery leaves. Cover with a lid and cook for a further 15-20 minutes.
7. Remove the celery leaves. Add the Japanese Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper.
8. Serve cooked rice and pour over the stew. Sprinkle with parsley!! Splash several dashes of Tabasco sauce to your taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

I use curry powder, so the resultant dish is not going to be very hot. I don't use consomme cubes and season with salt. You can use consomme cubes if you prefer.