Goulash is a Hungarian dish consisting of meat and noodles. In this goulash recipe, Geoffrey Smeddle uses spaghetti instead - but the dish is no worse off for it. A wonderful, homely midweek supper that will be treasured by all the family

Method
1.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
2.
Peel the peppers, then cut them in half lengthways and de-seed. Lay in a roasting tray, cut-side down, then drizzle with a tablespoon of oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper
3.
Cook in the oven until soft, approximately 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool, then cut into 1cm slices and set aside - leaving the oven on
4.
Combine a pinch of salt with the flour in a bowl. Lightly coat the diced beef in the seasoned flour
Room for a little one
Get the kids to roll their sleeves up and coat the diced beef in the salt and flour mixture
5.
Place a large flameproof casserole dish over a high heat and add a tablespoon of oil and all of the butter
6.
Once the butter has melted, add the beef in batches and fry until browned all over. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside
7.
Add the onions to the same dish and cook for 4-5 minutes until golden. Stir in the paprika and peppers and cook for another minute, then pour in the stock
8.
Return the beef to the casserole dish and cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours until the beef is tender and cooked through
Back to school
The dish can be prepared up to this point and then left to cool before being stored in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Ensure you thoroughly reheat the dish before serving if using this method
9.
Once the meat is almost tender, cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water for 8-10 minutes, or until soft but with a bite
10.
Remove the casserole dish from the oven, season (if necessary) and skim off any fat that has risen to the surface. Then, stir in the sour cream
11.
To serve, divide the spaghetti into bowls. Spoon the goulash on top and sprinkle with the chives. Serve immediately
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Ingredients

Equipment

  1. Flameproof casserole dish

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

605
30%

Sugars

9g
10%

Fat

20g
28%

Saturates

9g
43%

Salt

765mg
13%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Geoffrey Smeddle's take on this classic Hungarian dish is bound to go down well with kids and adults alike

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