A mid-week creation that satisfies on flavour without any excess in calories or expense. Very like the Hungarian style of Goulash – much more soup like than a stew, so use a spoon to eat this!
Easy Goulash – to serve 4
- 1tbsp vegetable oil
- 300g stir-fry strips, or minute steak cut into strips
- 100g chestnut mushrooms, quartered
- 2 tsp paprika
- 500g potatoes, peeled and cut into smallish chunks
- 600ml hot beef stock
- 500g jar tomato-based cooking sauce
- handful of parsley, chopped
- natural yoghurt – to serve
Heat half the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the beef for a couple of minutes. Do this in batches so the beef fries rather than stews. Remove the meat from the pan, add a the rest of the oil and fry the mushrooms for a few minutes or until they start to brown.
Sprinkle the paprika into the pan and fry briefly, then add potatoes, stock and tomato sauce. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the potato chunks are tender. Add the beef back to the pan to warm through. Stir in the parsley and serve with some natural yogurt (if you’re not trying to keep this under 300 calories).
Wine Suggestion: We had a good Rioja Crianza with this and found the juicy fruit and flavours really matched the rich tomatoes and paprika well (well we would have if it hadn’t been a fast day on our diet!)
(Original recipe from BBC Good Food)