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 HUNGARIAN BEEF GOULASH

     ' Goulash has to be considered the national dish of Hungary , and when you taste this you will see why. Using only one main spice (Smoked Paprika) this goulash is packed with Vegetables , Beef and a ton of flavour ... '

There is no set recipe for making goulash , so you will find lots of versions of this , but I think this is as close to authentic as you can get. Try it out and see what you think.

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Ingredients

  • 450 g Diced beef
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper / 1 red pepper
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 2 Medium Potatoes
  • 1 Crushed Garlic Clove
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil / Pork lard
  • 2 tablespoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of Hot Chilli Powder
  • 400 ml Beef stock 


Method

  • Chop up the onions , carrots , tomatoes,  peppers & potatoes into dices and set aside in individual containers.
  • Place an oven prof casserole dish on the hob and add a the olive oil or Pork lard (if using)
  • Add the Onions to the dish and cook off for a few minutes until soft.
  • While the onions are cooking make up the Paprika / Chilli mix in a small pot.
  • Add the diced beef to the onions and cook for about 10 minutes, until the beef has started to cook. 
  • While the beef is cooking make up 400 ml of beef stock.
  • Add the garlic then remove dish from the heat while you mix in the Paprika / Chilli powder.
  • After mixing in the paprika , return the dish to the heat and mix in the beef stock.
  • Add the rest of the veg in any order you like , Carrots , Potatoes , Tomatoes , Peppers .
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Add the Tomato Paste, mix and cover the dish with it's lid.
  • Cook the goulash at 180 c in the centre of the oven for 1 hr 30 mins.

    'Serve this on a bed of rice or mash with sour cream and chive dip , and some toasted olive bread .... '