Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I found this in my church sunday cookbook even though it's got some weird ingredients in to it. Very good.
- 2 lbs ground beef (or half ground beef and ground pork)
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 firm bananas, sliced
- 1 apple, peeled cored and diced
- 1 tablespoon apricot jam
- 1⁄4 cup slivered almonds
- tomato juice, for thinning
- Brown the meat and drain off the fat. Add the onions, tomatoes (with juice), sugar, curry powder, vinegar, salt to taste, bananas, apples, jam, and almonds.
- Simmer gently, stirring frequently for 30 minutes.
- Add tomato juice to thicken and serve over rice.
Yum! I came looking for a non-dessert banana recipe, and I found a novelty and a staple! I followed John Wenzelburger's suggestions for adding the fruit later, and I doubled the almonds because I like crunchy bits. The meat and sweet combination is very pleasant, not at all overly sweet. I only used 2 tsp of sugar, and I'll probably omit it entirely in the future. I didn't need any tomato juice for thinning. The consistency is that of chili, and the whole effect is further improved by serving over brown rice.
It did not look like much but was very very good. I cut down on the curry powder but I should have used the full amount. I put the apples in with about 15 min to go and the bananas in with about 5 to go. I also only used one onion. Try it you will like it.