Hearty French Goulash

This is a good, simple winter recipe that I found in the French Saveurs magazine.  It was just what was needed with the drizzly, miserable weather we were having.

I love this pot and although I have another like it here in Honesdale, this one is my first love 🙂

I ladled out a generous portion of the goulash for the 87 year old “mami” who lives across the street and always waves at me from her window.  She rarely leaves home except for doctor’s visits and is frail but has a good, French appetite 😀  Whenever I make something interesting, I take some over to her.


2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

1 1/2 lbs of chuck from the shoulder area, cut into cubes

2 large onions, chopped

2-3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 1/2 tbsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

2 large carrots, sliced

1 can diced tomatoes

1/2 small can of tomato paste

1/2 cup red wine

5 cups beef bouillon

Salt and pepper

4 potatoes, cut into cubes

Heat the olive oil and butter in a large dutch oven, add the meat, brown, remove and set aside.  Add the onions, garlic and bell pepper to to the skillet and saute until the onions are soft.  Sprinkle in the paprika and cumin, stirring and blending for about 2 minutes.

Return the meat to the pot along with diced tomatoes, tomato paste, wine and bouillon.  Season to taste with salt and pepper, bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 1/2 hours.  Add the potatoes, bring to a boil, then continue to simmer for 30 minutes.




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7 Responses to Hearty French Goulash

  1. Jim Sikes says:

    Nice take on this dish.

  2. Laura McPherson says:

    Yum. May try with some venison in the freezer.

  3. Trix Render says:

    Open the wine..be right over…

  4. Mad Dog says:

    That looks delicious and it’s so fantastic that you look after the lady across the street. If you brought me nice food, you’d be my best friend for life!

  5. ambatopia says:

    My mouth is watering just by looking at these pictures. Def making this one day!

  6. Nadia says:

    I am sure mami enjoyed her treat.

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