Hi Linds, your description of this was spot on, the smell in my kitchen was wonderful, we love curry in our house and have it at least twice or maybe three times a week so we know a good curry when we taste it. The only change I made was to add a bit of coriander on top. I did like the beef, it's usualy chicken, or lamb we have so this made a nice change. I have never used my crock pot for curry before I can't think why as this is much better it's less messy, no dirty cooker to clean. I always have it everywhere. DH had the leftovers as his meal at work he was working nights and he said it was even better then, the flavours were stronger. Thanks for a wonderful recipe and method I will make this one again, in my crock pot of course.