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Right, dh has decided he wants goulash for dinner - can someone please tell me what the hell it is?

(27 Posts)
theSuburbanDryad Thu 11-Sep-08 14:39:15

I have an idea in my head that it involves meatballs somehow but I might be way off the mark!!

norksinmywaistband Thu 11-Sep-08 14:41:05

Beef and tomato stew with paprika
Hang on will find a link

snigger Thu 11-Sep-08 14:41:40

Strips of meat and lots of paprika and sour cream spring to mind, but it's been a while....shall rifle cookbooks, I have a Hungarian one by some Gundel bloke....

norksinmywaistband Thu 11-Sep-08 14:41:53

Beef and tomato stew with paprika
Hang on will find a link

norksinmywaistband Thu 11-Sep-08 14:42:20


cthea Thu 11-Sep-08 14:42:48

It's a Hungarian dish. It can be quite difficult to get it right. I'd love a good recipe.

haggisaggis Thu 11-Sep-08 14:43:24

I thought goulash was just a sloppy stew?
Fry onion, brown meat, add some paprika, add tin of tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers (optional). Cook until ready. That's my goulash!

Overmydeadbody Thu 11-Sep-08 14:43:52

mmmmm goulash


clutteredup Thu 11-Sep-08 14:45:19

Lidl do it in a tin - its not bad really we tried it out for camping food but ate it at home as it was too wet to go sad

clutteredup Thu 11-Sep-08 14:45:21

Lidl do it in a tin - its not bad really we tried it out for camping food but ate it at home as it was too wet to go sad

Overmydeadbody Thu 11-Sep-08 14:45:21

not meatballs!shock

Beef, onions, tinned tomatoes and lots of paprika (and red peppers if you want)

I love it served with tagliatelle.

theSuburbanDryad Thu 11-Sep-08 14:46:05

That recipe looks good norks.

Don't know if dh will like it though - it seems quite tomato-y. I'm not cooking something special for him only to have him turn his nose up at it. angry

Overmydeadbody Thu 11-Sep-08 14:46:16

oh no, don't put potatoes in it if you want something authentic!shock

Tutter Thu 11-Sep-08 14:46:50

ooh, it's lovely, but shouldn't it be cooked for 3 1/2 weeks or summat?

theSuburbanDryad Thu 11-Sep-08 14:47:28

Had pasta for lunch OMDB (thanks to overthemill! wink)

If i eat pasta for tea as well I will blow up like an enormous balloon and float away (no, really).

Overmydeadbody Thu 11-Sep-08 14:48:04

Brown the meat and onions in oil and then add a tablespoon of flour and coat it all, and then add the blended up tomatoes, it isn't tomatoey in the same way that an italian dish would be, as it is cooked for ages in the oven. The tomatoes just work as a base for the paprika sauce.

Overmydeadbody Thu 11-Sep-08 14:49:08

cook it for about 2 hours at least.

Ok, scrap the pasta, it is lush iwth a crunchy leafy salad and warmed up baguettes or ciabatta bread.

theSuburbanDryad Thu 11-Sep-08 14:49:37

Have just emailed dh a shopping list. (I am in bed due to laziness extreme pg tiredness)

Overmydeadbody Thu 11-Sep-08 14:51:56

The closest recipe I could find on the web to the one my mum (who's polish) taught me to make is here (I'd type out my own recipe but have to rush out on the school run now)

theSuburbanDryad Thu 11-Sep-08 14:54:30

Thanks OMDB - will let you know how it goes! grin

purpleflower Thu 11-Sep-08 14:58:52

mmmm now I think I'm going to have to get FIL to make some soon.

DP is Hungarian but we both refuse to find out the exact recipe FIL uses so he has to make it for us grin

theSuburbanDryad Thu 11-Sep-08 15:01:48

I'm coming for dinner at your house purple!

purpleflower Fri 12-Sep-08 18:54:08

How did it go?

I know it's a bit late now but I do remember that FIL chops the onion really really tiny. He wizzes it in the food processor and uses quite a lot. It might be worth trying it out next time.

He made a massive one for DS's christening it was fab smile

PiusIX Sat 13-Sep-08 10:19:01

As a smart-arse, I feel obliged to point out that goulash is strictly a soup. What you're describing here is a "porkolt", which is very similar but has less water in it.

Beszelek magyarul egy kiscit!

purpleflower Sat 13-Sep-08 13:59:39

DP said there are so many different goulash recipes that it is very hard to define. He says whats being described here is actually more of a mix of a "porkolt" and a "goulash" and could also be called a "paprikas". An English person wouldn't be able to tell the difference as they are so similar but a Hungarian person would.

DP also said en is bezelek magyarul egy kicsit wink

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