Just back from work. Wondering what to cook.  I’ve looked in the fridge. My very last portion of Irish Piedmontese Beef is chanting: “choose me, me, me..”. Ok Ok, first ingredient. This kind of meat is lean and is always tender. What to do with it? Cook it as steak? I had it that way, 2 days ago. I like vegetables with meat. So I’ve decided to cook my version of goulash. Usually it takes 3 hours. I can’t wait three hours to eat. Using this meat, my goulash will be ready in less than an hour 🙂 So here it is, my quick and delicious version of one of the most famous recipes from eastern Europe. Do you want a vegetarian version? If so, just substitute the beef with tofu instead and beef stock with a vegetable one.

Ingredients

500 gr of Irish Piedmontese Beef
2 Onions
1 red Pepper
1 zucchini
3 small potatoes
2 large tomatoes
3 tbs of Extra virgin olive oil
1 ts of grounded cumin
1 tbs of Garlic Pate’
1 lt of beef stock

Preparation

Start cleaning and cutting the onions coarsely.

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In a large saucepan put in the extra virgin olive oil and sweat the onions over a low heat for about 10 minutes, until soft, then add the garlic patè and cumin.

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Meanwhile, cut the meat into strips and add to the onions,  fry a few minutes stirring constantly and being careful not to burn the onions.

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Add the paprika salt, mix well and cook over a medium heat for about 15 min and then cover with a lid and stir occasionally. It may not be needed, but if the meat is too dry, add a ladle of broth. Next, in a bowl put the 2 tomatoes, add boiling water to help peel them. Chop the pepper, removing the white center and seeds.

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Then, drain the water from the tomatoes and peel them, it should be very easy.

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Cut them into cubes, do the same with the zucchini and the potatoes.

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Then add the vegetables to the meat. Then the pour in the stock, stir and cook for another 20 min over a medium heat with the lid covered, leaving a small vent.

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Finally, add the potatoes, let them cook for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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When cooked, you should get quite a thick stew. If it’s too watery, just raise the heat and finish cooking without la lid.

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Enjoy it like this or over couscous or rice.

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Buon Appetito

2 Comments

  • Kerttu-Liisa Tsava

    Reply Reply

    Yummii, I will make it tomorrow!!!

    • Franco Gusto

      Reply Reply

      Hi Liisa,

      Let me know how does it comes.

      Thanks

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