THE INGREDIENTS LIST:
1 1/2 Pound.Of beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces.
2 large onions – finely chopped.
3 garlic cloves – minced.
2 large bell peppers – diced (any color of your choice).
2 large tomatoes – chopped.
2 Cups.Of beef broth.
2 Tbsp.Of tomato paste.
3 Tbsp.Of paprika.
1 Tsp.Of caraway seeds.
2 bay leaves.
Salt and pepper to taste.
2 Tbsp.Of vegetable oil.
2 Cups.Of elbow macaroni or any pasta of your preference.
Season the beef with salt and pepper before cooking. Over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil in a large vessel with a hefty bottom. Add the beef and sear until all sides are seared. This ought to take between 5 and 7 minutes. Remove the beef and reserve it.
Add the minced onions to the same vessel and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Continue cooking for another minute, or until the garlic is aromatic.
Add diced bell peppers and minced tomatoes to the saucepan. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until the vegetables become tender.
Stir tomato purée and paprika into the sauce. Allow the mixture to simmer for an additional minute to intensify the flavors. The beef should then be returned to the saucepan along with any accumulated liquids. Mix thoroughly to incorporate.
Add beef broth along with caraway seeds and bay leaves. Bring the mixture gently to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cover the saucepan. Allow the goulash to simmer for two to two and a half hours, or until the flesh is tender and the flavors have harmoniously blended.
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in a separate saucepan. Drain and reserve. After the goulash has completed simmering, the bay leaves should be removed. The goulash should be served on a bed of prepared linguine.
For a richer flavor, you can use a combination of beef and pork in your stew meat.
Adjust the level of paprika to suit your taste preferences. More paprika will impart a bolder, spicier flavor.
This dish pairs wonderfully with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh parsley for garnish.
Enjoy your Old Fashioned Goulash, a timeless dish that brings warmth and comfort to any table!