Goulash

Ingredients (serves 2-3)

  • 1kg stewing or braising steak
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, cut into chunks
  • 4 medium potatoes cut into 2-4 cm chunks
  • 2 garlic gloves crushed
  • 1-2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp of hot paprika (more if you like more spice)
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 500ml water
  • 1 glass of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 red pepper cut in to 2-3 cm chunks
  • 1 orange pepper cut in to 2-3 cm chunks
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • flaked sea salt
  • black pepper

Method:

  1. Cut the meat into 4-5 cm chunks
  2. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan.
  4. Add the steak and fry over a high heat until nicely browned all over, turning regularly.
  5. Add the onions into the pan and cook with the beef for 5 minutes until softened.
  6. Add the crushed garlic and cook for a further minute, stirring regularly.
  7. Sprinkle both paprikas over the meat and crumble the beef stock cube on top.
  8. Add The potatoes, water, tomatoes, tomato purée and bay leaves.
  9. Season with salt and pepper, stir well and let it simmer.
  10. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 1 1/2 hour
  11. Add the peppers and leave to cook for another 30 minutes to 1 hours until the beef is tender.
  12. (Check throughout that it doesn’t cook dry and add water if needed)
  13. Serve with spinach
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