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Hungarian beef goulash

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Ingredients

  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 700g braising steak, cut in large chunks
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 2tbsp Paprika
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 2tbsp tomato puree
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

To serve:

  • Cooked long grain rice
  • Sour cream
  • Pickled cucumber

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For a deeper, spicy flavour try Pimenton which is a Spanish smoked paprika. Either replace the whole amount or mix half and half with regular paprika.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 140C/275F/Fan 120C/Gas Mark 1.
  2. Heat the oil in a flame proof casserole and add the braising steak and cook until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate using a draining spoon. Add the onion and cook for about 5 mins until golden brown. Add the garlic.
  3. Stir in the flour and paprika and stir well. Add the red peppers, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, beef stock, bay leaf, parsley and black pepper. Bring to simmering point. Cover the casserole with a tightly fitting lid and cook in the oven for 2–2 1/2 hours until the meat is tender. Add extra stock during cooking if necessary.
  4. Serve on rice topped with sour cream and sticks of pickled cucumber.

By Val Barrett

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Mushroom Stroganoff


A quick and easy meal, perfect for Meatless Mondays! A combination of Shiitake, Baby Portabella and Cremini mushrooms with noodles in a light creamy sauce.

I played around with Mushroom Stroganoff a few times last week (until we were sick of it) for a Meatless Monday option. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Beef Stroganoff, so for me it was a challenge to get the flavor of the beef without using any meat as well as keeping it creamy yet light. The bonus of making it without the beef is that you can eat more for less calories and fat.

Using a variety of mushrooms gave nice textures and flavor and the Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste helped give me some of that beef flavor I was looking for. I love Ronzoni Smart Taste noodles, I think they have the best taste but No-yolk and Healthy Harvest are also good options.

As a kid, I always topped my Stroganoff with grated Parmesan cheese. This is completely optional, but I personally think it makes any noodle dish go from good to great. Hope you enjoy!

Mushroom Stroganoff
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 268 • Fat: 3.5 g • Carbs: 52.5 g • Fiber: 7 g • Protein: 12.5 g • Sugar: 4.5 g
Sodium: 312 (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium vegetable broth (or beef if you’re a carnivore)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 5 oz sliced Cremini mushrooms
  • 8 oz sliced baby Bella mushrooms
  • 3.5 oz Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp white wine or sherry
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 8 oz uncooked noodles (Ronzoni Smart Taste, Healthy Harvest or No-Yolk)
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish

Directions:

Cook noodles in a pot of salted water according to package directions, I like to under-cook them a bit so I can mix it with the sauce and let it finish cooking.

Meanwhile, while the water starts to boil for the noodles, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter over medium heat and add onions to the pan. Cook 2 – 3 minutes over medium-low heat.

Add flour; stir with a wooden spoon for 30 seconds. Gradually add broth, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms, thyme, salt and pepper; stir and cook 4-5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.

Add wine; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 30 seconds. Stir in sour cream; add noodles, mix well and garnish with parsley if desired.

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