Beef goulash with sweet potato mash

Beef goulash with sweet potato mash

Ingredients (6 servings):

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 175g bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 2 leeks, washed, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ±1.8kg chuck steak, cubed
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 500g sweet potato, chopped
  • 10g butter
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, chopped



  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large flameproof casserole pan on medium. Cook bacon for 2 mins, or until brown.
  2. Add leek and cook for 5 mins, or until soft.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 min, or until fragrant. Remove from pan.
  4. Heat remaining oil in same pan on high. Cook beef in batches, stirring, for 2-3 mins, or until browned all over.
  5. Return leek mixture to pan with capsicum and paprika. Stir to combine.
  6. Mix together 2 cups boiling water and stock cubes. Stir until dissolved.
  7. Add to beef mixture with tomato and thyme sprigs. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 2 hrs, or until beef is very tender.
  8. Meanwhile, cook sweet potato in a large pan of boiling, salted water for 15-20 mins, or until soft.
  9. Drain and return to pan. Add butter and mash until smooth. Season.
  10. Scatter parsley over goulash and serve with sweet potato mash.
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