Pakistani Kima: Fast and Easy One-Pot Meal Posted on 23 Jun 09:12
Fortunately, some sweet summer thunderstorms have provided a reprieve from the oppressive heat. It WILL be back, though, and when the heat index rises, you'll be ready with this easy stove top recipe using Tyner Pond Farm's all-natural pasture-raised beef! I don't know about you, but when it feels like 100°F outside, I cannot bear the thought of firing up the grill or turning on the oven. Just... no.
During those days, our family has two go-to recipes we love: Summer Stew and this Pakistani Kima. Kima (also written as "keema" or "kheema") is a traditional meat dish that can be made in a variety of different ways. There are loads of recipes online combining different flavors and veggies, but it's more traditionally know as a curry dish. You can try it with TPF ground lamb, too! When I first saw it, I was skeptical. It's one of those dishes that doesn't always look appetizing in photographs, but I tried it anyway. Surprisingly delicious! It quickly became a family favorite.
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 T. butter
1 lb. TPF ground beef
1 large (24 oz.) can of tomatoes, drained; or two fresh, skinned tomatoes
2 15 oz. cans cut green beans, drained (you can also use frozen or fresh)
4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 T. curry powder
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground turmeric
1 t. each of salt and fresh ground pepper
1. In a large pot or skillet with lid, melt butter on medium heat. Sweat onions and garlic for about 3-4 minutes, then add ground beef. Cook until just browned. **Because TPF's grass-fed pasture-raised beef has a superior nutritional profile with more Omega 3s than feedlot beef, I do not drain the fat.
2. Stir in spices first, then add vegetables. Fold in until well combined.
3. Cover and simmer on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally. The moisture released from the vegetables are usually enough liquid. If it seems to be drying out, you can add a bit of water.
Seriously, that's it! So fast. So easy. And, so delicious. It's a surprisingly light, but filling dish that works perfectly on a hot summer day.
Have you tried kima before? Let us know your favorite flavor combinations!