This gulas (pronounced goolush) is something that my husband grew up on, this is his mum's kind of cooking.
Vinski gulas is simply a goulash with wine in it. This is simple cooking, simple ingredients, with a delicious end result.
This is something my family love, hope you do to.
50ml sunflower oil
3 onions, diced
150g panceta, cut into thin batons
1kg chuck steak
150ml tomato paste
300ml red wine
1 teaspoon marjoram (optional)
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon vegeta
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 potatoes, about 300g
Place a large saucepan over a medium-high heat, add the oil and onions, sauté for 5-10 minutes until the onions have softened. Add the pancetta, cook for 1 minute. Increase the heat to high, add the meat. Cook stirring for 5 minutes. Now decrease the heat to medium-high and continue to cook the meat, stirring regularly for about 15 minutes.
Add the tomato paste, stir for about a minute, to cook the rawness out of it. Now add the wine, marjoram, paprika and vegeta. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Now add enough water to just cover the meat, I added 2 cups here. Bring the boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered for one hour and twenty minutes, stirring occasionally. If your sauce is thickening too quickly, you can add a little more water, if needed.
Now add the potatoes, my sauce thickened a lot, so I added one cup of water here also, to help cook the potatoes properly. Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Now this is done when the meat is soft and the potatoes have cooked through. The meat being soft is the most important part. Here you adjust your seasoning by adding more salt, pepper or vegeta, if needed. Also here I adjust the sauce, if it's too thick, add a bit more water, if it's too thin, cook a little longer, uncovered.
Once the meat, potatoes and sauce are how you like them, serve hot with a crusty bread.
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