Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Hungarian Goulash

I love this meal- it's simple to prepare, doesn't use lots of expensive ingredients and since the main work is done by the oven in cooking it slowly, I can prepare it while the kids eat their tea and have it ready as soon as they are in bed!

Begin by browning about 500g casserole beef in a large pain in one tbsp very hot oil. Depending on the size of the pan you may need to do this in a few batches.

As they brown remove them and set aside.

Chop up two large onions.

Turn the heat down a little and add these to the pan (with a little more oil if needed and cook the onions for about 5 minutes until they are lightly coloured.

Add a couple of chopped garlic cloves and put them meat back in the pan.

Add a tbsp plain flour to the dish to soak up the juices and a tbps smoked paprika (or normal paprika if you can't get smoked).

Stir it all in.

Add 400g chopped tomatoes and a good splash of red wine.

Season well and put a lid on the pan. Cook in the centre of the oven for 2 hours at 140 degrees C (this is a slow cooked meal!) The sauce will thicken during the cooking time.

Meanwhile chop up a couple of red peppers (I love peppers so often add quite a few!)

When the beef has cooked for two hours add the peppers, give it a good stir.

Cook for another 30 minutes.

When you are ready to serve stir in about 200ml plain yoghurt.

Serve with brown rice and green beans for a lovely wholesome meal.

A delicious that takes so little effort on your part.

Til soon.....

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