Have you got your slow-cooker out yet? Be sure to dust off the lids for this delicious Beef Goulash recipe.
Enjoy fall-apart beef, tomatoes and peppers in a creamy, rich stew. This easy slow-cooker recipe is sure to be a firm, family favourite. Don’t forget to pick up some freshly baked Becketts Bakery crusty bread to dip in the rich, creamy sauce.
Ready in: 7.5 hours
3 tbsp olive oil
2kg Becketts Butchery braising or stewing steak, cut into chunks
2 large onions, finely chopped
4 mixed peppers, cut into 4cm chunks
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp flour
2 tsp caraway seeds
2 tsp hot smoked paprika
1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika, plus extra to serve
4 tbsp tomato purée
4 large tomatoes cut into small chunks
400-500ml beef stock
300ml soured cream
small bunch of parsley, chopped
Serve with Becketts Bakery crusty bread
Heat the slow cooker to low and heat 2 tbsp oil in a deep-frying pan/wok over a medium heat. Add the beef in batches and season and sear until brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
Put the remaining oil in the pan and fry the onions for 10 mins until lightly golden. Add the peppers and garlic, and fry for another 5-10 mins, then stir in the flour and all the spices. Cook for 2 mins more, then stir in the tomato purée, tomatoes and 400ml beef stock. Season well. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then tip into the slow cooker with the seared beef. Add the remaining stock, if needed, to cover the meat completely. Cover and cook for 6-7 hrs until the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened slightly.
Season to taste, then swirl the soured cream and most of the parsley through the stew. Scatter over the remaining parsley and some sweet smoked paprika, then serve with Becketts Bakery crusty bread.
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