About this recipe: This rich meal-in-a-bowl combines beef with vegetables and dumplings and the three essential ingredients of an authentic goulash – paprika, onions and caraway seeds. Serve with boiled or steamed potatoes.
Excellent source of folate, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc. Good source of iron, selenium, vitamin B2.
Replace the beef with 340 g (12 oz) stewing veal and add 100 g (3½ oz) diced smoked pork sausage with the cabbage. * Use 1 seeded and thinly sliced red pepper instead of the cabbage. * For a spicy soup, add 1 seeded and finely chopped fresh red chilli with the paprika.
Cabbage belongs to the brassica group of cruciferous vegetables. These contain glucosinolates and other sulphur compounds associated with lowering the risk of cancer. These vegetables are also good sources of vitamin C and among the richest vegetable sources of folate. * Dumplings are a nutritious addition to soups or stews, being filling and providing starchy carbohydrate.
Used different ingredients. I used savoy cabbage instead of white cabbage, dried chilli flakes instead of the fresh simply because I had them in stock and increased the caraway seeds to half a teaspoon. - 11 Jan 2010
I was looking for a filling and tasty winter warmer during the freeze and this fitted the bill nicely. It's extremely easy to make and full of flavour. To make it go further, you could add a can of baked beans, which might appeal to children, too. - 11 Jan 2010
Took shortcuts. I used a pressure cooker, which reduced the time needed for the inital cooking to half an hour and then only a further 5 minutes to cook the dumplings once added. - 11 Jan 2010