Nini Designs: August 2010
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hey beautiful people of the world! 

Sorry... No cards for today, but I thought I'd share a quick comfort food recipe. Perfect for rainy days like today, in not so sunny Montreal... Are you ready for some yummy GOULASH :P This is a different variation as it's more soupy... You may always add a side of plain pasta to it, if you prefer a more traditional Goulash. 


1 Packet Cubed Beef Chunks (2lb)
5 Medium Sized Carrots (Pelled/Chopped) 
3 Regular Sized Red Onions (Quartered)
4-5 Garlic Cloves
4 Medium Sized Potatoes (Chunks)
Generous Amount of Flat Leaf Italian Parsley (Finely Chopped)
1 Regular Sized Can of Chickpeas
1 Regular Can Tomato Paste
8-10 Cups of Water
2 Tablespoons Salted Butter
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil

Hungarian Paprika
3 Tablespoons of Vegetable or any other soup Seasoning
All Purpose Flower
Pinch of Fresh Thyme
3 Bay Leaves
Crushed Peppercorns (to taste)
Kosher Salt (to taste)

Prep your beef, coat with a couple of tablespoons of All Purpose Flour, Paprika, Kosher Salt & Pepper.
Heat Butter & Oil in a pressure cooker. Sear Beef Chunks until golden brown and remove from pot into a separate dish. 

Next, lightly brown onions and garlic. Add your carrots and tomato paste be sure to nicely fry the paste, that's my secret! Add your liquid and don't forget to lift off all those highly flavored brown bits at the bottom of your pot. Add your potatoes, seasoning, thyme and bay leaves. Cover your pressure cooker, and let simmer on medium-high heat for about an hour. 

After an hour slowly remove from heat wait until the steam subsides, open lid and add chickpeas. Cover again and let simmer again for about 15-20 minutes. (Be really careful with pressure cookers I've only had awful experiences with them LOL)!

Open lid carefully and throw in your parsley, season with salt & pepper to your taste and that's about it! You're now ready to fill up your belly!

Hugs & Smooooches! ~ Nini xoxo :)

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