Christmas Goulash with Cranberry Sauce
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Serves: 4
  • 500 gr lean diced beef
  • 3 red peppers (roughly chopped)
  • 3 red onions (roughly chopped)
  • 5 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 4 table spoons Olive oil
  • 1 spicy chilli (optional)
  • 6 Table spoons cranberry sauce
  • 350 ml hot water
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 table spoons sweet paprika
  • 1 table spoon ground cloves
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  1. Sprinkle the spices on the meat and let the flavours infuse for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Brown the beef from all sides before adding in the onions, peppers, garlic and chilli. Fry for another 4 minutes before pouring in the water. The secret it not to add too much water so the ingredients can stew in its own juices. Once in a while check the consistency of the dish and if necessary add a little more water.
  3. Cook for about 2-3 hours. The cooking time will depend on the quality of your beef. The meat should be tender and not chewy.
  4. Add salt & pepper to taste. Add the cranberry sauce and bring to boil for another couple of minutes.
  5. This dish tastes great with red cabbage, potatoes and other vegetables.
Recipe by My Dinner at