I call this dish ‘German Beef Goulash’ but apart from the fact that I used ingredients from a German supermarket and cooked it in Frankfurt, I don’t know what makes it so German. Oh! I got the original recipe from our German cookbook which we got 4 years ago from the English bookstore at Hauptwache.
As expected, I made some changes to the original recipe (thus making it less German?). I probably mentioned this before but I’ll say it again. I think you can be so creative when it comes to cooking (if you know what you’re adding to the pot!) so please feel free to experiment with any recipes I share on our blog.
- 300g of stew beef
- 7 whole potatoes (cut into huge quarters)
- 4 carrots (cut into 2cm wide chunks)
- 200g mushrooms
- 1 pepper (cut into 3cm wide chunks)
- 1 onion (halved and chopped)
- Half a broccoli
- 6 tablespoons of tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon of ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons of paprika hot (cayenne pepper mixed with paprika – and yes, we love everything spicy!)
- 750ml of beef stock
- 20g of butter
- Melt the butter in the pot and then brown the beef.
- Add the onion slices.
- When the beef is fully browned and onions slightly browned, add the ground pepper, paprika hot and tomato puree. Mix the paste well with the beef and onions.
- Add the potatoes, carrots and broccoli and mix them well. Try to cover them with the paste.
- Add the beef stock (hot!) and ensure that the potatoes and carrots are fully submerged. Cover the pot and cook under medium heat for 60 minutes.
- Add the pepper and mushrooms and continue cooking for another 20 minutes.
And tadaaaahhhh!!!! It’s ready to serve!
Here’s another close-up shot of the beef. I mean, what’s Goulash without showing you the beef, right?
It’s a really simple one-pot dish to make and definitely very heartwarming to have on a rainy evening. I might replace 100ml of the stock with red wine in the future just to give it a slightly more ‘sophisticated’ taste. *cough* Alright, that’s just an excuse to have alcohol in my food since we rarely drink.
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe! If you find ways to make it taste even BETTER, drop me a message!