Chef’s Note: There are so many recipes for Goulash Soup. I like to keep it simple and great tasting. This recipe is easy to make and will keep you warm and wanting more on a cold day. It is quite filling…Enjoy!
• 6 oz of Stewing beef (you can also use steak or top round beef)
• 1/2 stick Celery (Diced)
• 1/2 Carrots (Diced)
• 1 Potatoes (Diced)
• 2 slices Bacon (Diced)
• Four medium Mushrooms (Diced)
• 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
• 3 cups Beef stock (vegetable stock or chicken stock can be used)
• 1/2 tablespoon of Better than Bouillon-beef based
• 1 tablespoon of Corn starch
• 1 tablespoon of Grapeseed oil (note grapeseed oil has a higher burning point)
• Salt and pepper
• Cutting board
• Sharp knife
• Frying pan
• Metal bowl
How to Prep:
• Beef-Dice into small bite-size cubes (remove any fat or any Silver skin)
• Celery-Wash first and dice into small pieces
• Carrots-Peel and dice into small chunks
• Potatoes-Peel and dice into small chunks
• Place Bacon on a baking sheet and bake until Crispy.
• Mushrooms-remove part of the bottom stem and cut mushrooms in half.
• Tomato Paste-1 tablespoon required
Making the Goulash Soup:
• Potatoes-Cook potatoes until almost done, (add salt into the water, if you like more flavour in the potatoes cook them in vegetable stock) once cooked drain and set aside.
• Carrots-Cook carrots until almost tender, (you can use the same water as the potatoes or cook in vegetable stock for more flavour) and set aside.
• Bacon-Once bacon is baked and crispy set aside, when cooled down cut into small pieces and set aside.
• Mushrooms- add the half mushrooms to a frying pan with butter and Grapeseed oil. (Pan fry for 2 to 3 minutes, stir occasionally, and set aside).
• Beef-Add the beef into a bowl and sprinkle with cornstarch, make sure all the beef is covered lightly with cornstarch.
• Add Grapeseed oil to the pan and when hot, add beef and stir until beef is seared on all sides.
• Add butter to the beef when it is browned and set aside (note- save the drippings/juice from the pan to use again in the Goulash)
• Add the beef to large pot (add the drippings/juice from the frying pan). Put on medium heat,
• Add the 1/2 tablespoon of Better than Bouillon.
• Add all the remaining ingredients, potatoes, carrots, bacon, tomato paste, mushroom, beef stock.
• Simmer for about 35 – 45 minutes, taste to see if salt and Pepper is needed.
• Serve hot, serve with warm buttered bread on the side.
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