Slow Cooked Traditional Goulash
- 600g pork scotch fillet diced (into approximately 2cm cubes) (see Note 1 if using beef) seasoned with 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large garlic cloves finely chopped
- 2 onions diced
- 2 small carrots diced
- 2 celery sticks diced
- 2 tbsp sweet paprika
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1.5 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 cups beef broth/stock (or 1 tbsp beef stock powder/cube and 2 cups water)
- 1 tsp caraway seeds (not essential, still lovely without but gives a massive flavour bang if you do have them!)
- Potato gnocchi, noodles, mashed potato or creamy polenta to serve
- Steamed vegetables of choice to serve or try my braised red cabbage
- Sour cream to serve
- Spring onion sliced to garnish (optional)
- Heat half the olive oil on high heat in a large, heavy based skillet and cook the pork until browned on the outside 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the pork from the pan, set aside.
- Heat the remaining oil on high heat, add the garlic, onions, carrots and celery. Cook stirring 4-5 minutes until soft and fragrant.
- Return pork to pan along with the sweet paprika, caraway seeds (if using) and the tomato paste. Stir to combine.
- Add the flour, stir to combine.
- Add 2 cups of beef broth/stock or beef stock powder/cube and 2 cups of water if using. Bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat to the lowest setting and cook with the lid on for 2.5 hours or until the pork is tender enough to break with a fork. Check every 30 minutes and add 1/2 cup of water if the sauce is sticking to the base of the pan.
- Serve with potato gnocchi, noodles, mashed potato or creamy polenta.
- Serve with steamed vegetables of choice or my braised red cabbage with a dollop of sour cream on top. Sprinkle with sliced spring onion to garnish.
Note 1 – Any slow cook cut works beautifully with this dish. Use chuck steak or gravy beef if using beef.
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