It’s a bit chilly up here! Thought it had snowed this morning but it was just a really really thick frost! When the weather is like this all I want to do is curl up under a duvet with a massive mug of tea, but sadly we had to go to work so I promised myself comfort food and a nice evening in instead. The chosen comfort food for the evening was a beef goulash followed by baking a chocolate and banana loaf!
If you haven’t heard of it before, Goulash is a nice hearty casserole dish of beef in a tomato and paprika sauce, with sour cream stirred in at the end which originates from Hungary I think.
This goulash recipe was based on the one in my Good Housekeeping Cookery Book – the first (and still arguably the best) of all my recipe books, but I did the quantities pretty roughly. This kind of meal is a lot less scientific in its quantities than baking is, and I just use the recipe as a rough guide to ingredients and quantities.
The ingredients list from the book to serve 6 is:
- 1kg stewing steak
- 2tbsp plain flour
- 3 tbsp oil
- 700g onions
- 225g pancetta cubes or bacon lardons
- 2 garlic cloves
- 4 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp mixed herbs
- 4oog can tomatoes
- 300ml beef stock
- 150ml soured cream
- chopped parsley to garnish
The recipe suggests serving with noodles, but I think it’s just as good with rice, or with mashed potatoes depending what kind of mood you’re in.
Yum! Just what was called for on a cold January evening!