Welcome to my Dutch Oven Hungarian Beef Goulash Recipe. Bring some warmth into your kitchen with this delicious Hungarian Beef Goulash Recipe. This is made with lots of classic ingredients, is super easy to make and will keep you full for hours.
This Hungarian Beef Goulash Recipe is sponsored by Grill Armor Gloves and their heat proof oven gloves and this recipe has been developed using their product.
Just for a minute picture the scene…..I wake up at 6.30am to breast feed my 4 month old son, it is freezing beyond freezing and Dominic wakes up our eldest son Kyle so that he has chance to get ready for school as the school bus picks him up outside our house at 7.30am.
I then hid under the covers until it got warm enough to even contemplate getting up and dressed.
Then via Facebook I saw a video showing that we had snow for the first time (just 30 minutes down the road) in the 9 years since we moved to the Algarve.
No wonder I felt so cold!
Add to this the fact that our homes are built for the super hot summer season and have no central heating and one small fire and I feel like I am going to turn into a snowman!
So there is only one thing for it, the one thing I can’t have in the summer because it warms up the house too much and this is the oven on full blast and getting out the Dutch Oven for a delicious mid week casserole.
In our version of Hungarian Beef Goulash we will be adding a lot more wine, more potatoes and more onions.
It is then PERFECT for warming up your house and giving you some delicious home cooked comfort food during the cold months. I also love it because it is perfect for family food that you enjoy around the table while you have some special family time.
Plus if you are feeling the cold (like I am), then it is great for warming you up and when you have finished eating all the good bits you can finish off by dunking some delicious bread into it.
Also in summer I always really miss my Dutch Oven as it makes the house so hot that it goes into the cupboard and stays there between May and October so it is lovely to make full use of it at this time of the year.
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Place your Dutch Oven onto the hob - on a medium heat add garlic, the shallots and ½ the olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes or until the onion has some colour to them and stir regularly to avoid any of it from sticking.
While the onions are cooking – dice the peppers into small chunks, clean and dice the leek, chop the potatoes into big chunks and leave on the chopping board for when you need them.
Remove the shallots from the Dutch Oven - add the beef, add the second lot of olive oil, season the beef with salt and pepper and cook until they are is a lovely brown colour to the outside on your beef. Remove your beef and put it to one side.
Add the leek, potato and green pepper to the Dutch Oven – sauté for a couple of minutes in the meat juices, add the white wine, stock and all of the seasonings. Mix well. Add the meat and onions back to the Dutch Oven, mix well and then take it off the heat.
Transfer the Dutch Oven to your oven – at 220c for one hour and then serve with dumplings or with warm crusty bread.
I use a big mixing bowl for my onions and beef for when I need to remove them from the hob. Then I can just reach and grab them for when I need to add them.
For making my beef stock I mixed 2 Beef OXO cubes with boiling water. Though beef bone broth can be just as nice.
Grill Armor Gloves
I am not a professionally trained chef and I never pretend to be. I am just a regular mum that loves to cook from scratch everyday for my husband and kids. I love the smell of home cooked food making its way around our house, the satisfied look on my kids faces after I have made them a delicious meal and best of all I love cooking. I also find that whenever I am feeling stressed that cooking makes me feel better.
But one HUGE issue I have is that I am dangerous in the kitchen. Not in the sense when the house is going to burn down but that I am always burning myself, I am scared of fat splashing up and getting me and for that reason, to this day I have still not made a fried egg or an omelette.
Yet on the other hand I could make Beef Wellington in my sleep, homemade pasta whenever I want and make the best ever roast chicken (my sons own words).
But there will always be that fear and as such I am always covered in cuts and bruises from my adventures in the kitchen. This is partly down to the fact that I have very poor vision and this can put me off some things.
Just the other day I sliced the top of my finger off with the zest grater while making lemon biscuits and I am always burning myself when I take things in and out of the oven.
But I don’t want our son being like that. He has perfect vision and can be great in the kitchen and knows more about cooking at 15 then I did at 25. Though I am sure this is based on his upbringing. Well isn’t it a dream come true to have your Dad (ex-chef) and your mum (food blogger) together in the kitchen?
It means that he ends up coming home to all kinds of great food and never has to make himself a sandwich as there is always plenty of other things on offer.
So normally when I would review products it would fall in my hands but I decided it could fall into his hands instead so here goes…..
Grill Armor Gloves Review
Kyle is moaning more than us that it is cold today so we give him the Dutch Oven along with the Grill Armor Gloves so that he can give his own opinion over how good/not so good they actually are.
He gets them out of his packaging and with him being worse than us about handing the cold he mentions that he hopes that they don’t work as its too cold that burning himself might warm him up!
Well that is teenage logic for you!
In the end he puts his skinny fingers inside the gloves, asks if he can wear them for school to keep his hands warm and then lifts our Hungarian Beef Goulash out of the oven. It is super hot and he mentions how easy it is to wear them to move food, how he wishes he had these years ago when he was moving other food from the oven and how AMAZING they will be in the summer when he is turning the kebabs on the barbeque.
It is nice to see him so passionate about them considering that checking out this product is taking his time away from his Playstation and his phone. But it is safe to say he is a huge fan of them.
Our verdict – well it is safe to say that Kyle loved them. For us though we found that they were very versatile and perfect for indoor and outdoor cooking, that burning myself was going to be a thing of the past and best of all that they were of such good quality material that they would still be working well in several years time.
I have always been a frugal person and I love paying extra for items that will work for years rather than something that is dead after six months. This is the kind of product I am talking about!
Having said that it is not expensive either! So shop away knowing that this is a great product and will last years.
On a final note – their tagline is “cook with confidence” well they have certainly put the confidence back in my cooking!
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