Beef Casserole (Goulash)

An easy beef casserole recipe is also called beef goulash. Tender and tasty meat in combination with vegetables. A great idea for a dinner that will please the whole family.

preparation: 15 minutes

making: 1 hour(s) 30 minutes

total: 1 hour(s) 45 minutes

servings: 4 portions

nutrition: 415 calories per serving

cuisine: Polish

Ingredients #

  • 700g lean diced beef
  • 2 tbsp of plain flour
  • oil, for greasing
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 600ml of boiling water
  • 1 cube of beef stock
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 white onions
  • 200g of chopped tomatoes (canned)
  • 100g of frozen garden peas
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of mustard
  • salt, for taste
  • black pepper, for taste
  • ground paprika, for taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Method #

Wash and dice vegetables, crush the garlic, peel the onion and cut into pieces.

Wash and drain the beef. Dust with flour and mix all to be covered equally.

Heat the oil in the non-stick frying pan.

Add the beef and cook until each piece is golden brown and fry evenly on all edges.

Cooked beef and onion in a saucepan

It may take a few minutes for the meat to be fried well.

Place cooked beef into the saucepan.

Do not add salt at this stage, so that the meat does not harden.

Fry the onion for a minute or two, add crushed garlic and fry together for a while.

Remove from the frying pan and place into the saucepan with previously fried beef.

Add bay leaves, pour boiling water and add the crumbled beef stock cube.

Beef and onion boiling in water with bay leaf and beef stock cube

Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 40 minutes stirring occasionally. Add more water if needed to avoid sticking.

Beef Casserole in progress with added vegetable

After this time add parsnips, carrot and pepper cover and cook further for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Meanwhile season with salt, pepper, paprika, mustard and balsamic vinegar.

Beef Casserole in progress with added chopped tomatoes

Add chopped tomatoes, cover and cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Ready Beef Casserole – Beef Goulash

Finally, add frozen garden peas and cook further for 5 min and your goulash is ready!

Beef Casserole served with mashed potatoes

Best served with mashed potatoes.

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Tips #

Fry your beef in batches to avoid over-cooking or not equal cooking.