Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35-45 Minutes
Approx. Total/Net Carbs for Entire Dish:
140 g / 110 g
1 onion, diced
1 lb ground beef
1 15-oz jar of diced tomatoes, drained
1 tbsp curry powder
3-4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 lb green beans, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garlic powder
Avocado oil or ghee for sauteing
Salt and pepper to taste
Tips & Substitutions
When cooking ground meat you want to make sure you use a spatula or similar utensil to break the chunks apart. You want your ground meat to be broken into very small pieces so you can get a nice browning over the largest possible surface area. This will also make your final dish less chewy and dry.
If you like your green beans more crunchy (as we do), don't add them in step 3. Instead, add them once your sweet potato has been cooking for a little bit.
Ground beef: Feel free to use other ground meats - turkey, chicken, bison, beef whatever you want - what you are going to taste here is all the seasonings and other items as opposed to the meat.
Sweet potato: Sweet potato is quite high carb and is the main contributor to the carb count of this dish. If you want to lower the carb count substitute it for either another root vegetable (mild decrease in carb count) or a different vegetable altogether (large decrease in carb count). If you substitute for another root vegetable cooking time and order will remain the same. If you substitute something else like kale, then your cooking time will decrease and you should add the beans before the kale since kale cooks so quickly.
Curry powder: To make your own curry powder try the following.
2 teaspoons ground cuming
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
You can also try making it your own by trying other flavors such as fenugreek (maybe 1/4 teaspoon) or paprika (maybe 2 teaspoons). Make it your own!
In a large pan, heat avocado oil over medium heat and sauté onions until translucent, 5-7 minutes.
Increase heat to medium high and add ground meat, curry powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and garlic powder.
Once all of the ground meat is browned and broken into small pieces, add diced tomatoes, sweet potato, and green beans.
Cover the pan and turn the heat down to medium or medium low. You want your kima simmering. Simmer until your vegetables are tender, about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of your vegetable pieces. If you find when checking on your dish that it’s looking very dry, you can add a bit of water or broth to make sure things continue to cook without burning.
No more steps. You are done!