Beef with peas — Indian style

This month’s recipe comes from guest contributor, Toronto dietitian Donna Andersen.

3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 lb. (454 gm) lean ground beef
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 tsp coriander (or 1/2 cup fresh, chopped)
crushed hot red peppers, per taste (optional)
2 cups chopped tomatoes (or 1/2 can diced tomatoes ie.14 -19 oz)
2 medium potatoes, diced
1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)

Saute onions and green peppers in 1 -2 tsp margarine or oil until tender.
Add beef and fry until brown. (Drain any fat if accumulated)
Add salt and spices, hot pepper is optional.

Stir in tomatoes and diced potatoes.
Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer (covered) for 20 – 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Stir in 1 cup peas and simmer another 10 minutes.
Serves 4.

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