Comfort Food #5 – Stew

Tippin-Comfort-FoodHungarian Goulash

Makes 8 servings

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours

Shopping List:

  • 80 ml or ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 15 gr or 2 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 10 gr or 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 gr or ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1360 gr or 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 4 cm or 1½ inch cubes
  • 170 gr or 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 355 ml or 1½ cups water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

runderpoulet-largeTO MAKE:

  1. Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Cook onions in oil until soft, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove onions and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine paprika, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper.
  5. Coat beef cubes in spice mixture, and cook in onion pot until brown on all sides.
  6. Return the onions to the pot, and pour in tomato paste, water and garlic.
  7. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1½ to 2 hours, or until meat is tender.
  8. Serve with rice.

Note 1: Hungarian goulash should be a flexible recipe, and you should taste it and adjust it when it is almost cooked, to suit your own taste. I cut down the salt, in the original recipe it said 15 gr or 3 teaspoons of salt. (Salt is also in the tomato paste and the juice of the meat)

Note 2: The key is to let the ‘gravy’ form by stewing it until the juices thicken without any flour added; the cheaper cuts of beef are better for this, as they are more flavourful and provide more ‘gravy’.

Note 3: It would also be great with a few vegetables, like carrots and potatoes. The longer it stews, the better, so it doesn’t qualify as quick. It’s great for a cold drizzly fall day when you have nothing better to do than stay indoors, and cook up some comfort!


Amount Per Serving Main recipe.
Calories: 549
Total Fat: 42.3g
Cholesterol: 114mg
Sodium: 759mg
Total Carbohydrates: 9.4g
Dietary Fiber: 2.1g
Protein: 32.8g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20141204-ComfortFood-Hungarian-Goulash

One thought on “Comfort Food #5 – Stew

  1. This sounds just right for a cold winter night, along with a dark red wine. I had something like this last christmas time.

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