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Saturday 11 February 2017

Goulash Soup : Perfect for a winter's day : Low carb cooking

Yes it's Saturday again, and just imagine - if you will, your niece and some friends from a hockey team are coming around. They've been running around on a hockey pitch, going from one end to the other chasing that ball and hoping to score some goals! I certainly hope they won! I know they will be feeling hungry, and this wonderful bowl of soup could be just what they each need to replenish themselves, and warm up too!

This recipe is Anne Aobadia's low-carb take on a traditional Hungarian dish. Goulash is a warming soup with a rich taste of tomatoes, red bell peppers and caraway. A great ground (minced) lamb dish that is easy and quick to make!

Here is what you need to serve six:

(12g carb per serving)
1 yellow/white onion
2 garlic cloves
½ lb / 225 g root celery or rutabaga/swede

1 red bell pepper
1 lb / 450 g ground (minced) lamb or ground beef
4¼ oz. / 120 g butter or olive oil
1 tablespoon paprika powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
½ tablespoon crushed caraway seeds
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
14 oz. / 400 g crushed tomatoes
2½ – 3 cups / 600 – 700 ml water
1½ teaspoons red wine vinegar

For serving:
1 cup / 240 ml sour cream or
fresh parsley, for garnish

This soup is best with lamb, which has more flavour than beef, but you can use any ground (minced) meat you like. Why not try ground chicken or turkey for a milder taste. You can also make the soup a day ahead before enjoying it, almost all soups taste their best after a day or two!

Please see Anne's recipe and full instructions here

Whatever your weekend plans are, I hope it's a good one for you
If you should be involved in any sport, either playing or watching, enjoy the game
Of course you don't have to be playing sport to enjoy this soup, why not try it soon and see

All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Happy Saturday, Jan! This sounds very hearty and delicious. Thanks. Enjoy the weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, this soup sounds wonderful for a cold day. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend!

Adam said...

looks nice

Christine said...

Looks wonderful and warming!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This would have been perfect on our last two coldish days Jan ☺

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

The best comfort food! :)
Happy weekend!

Debbie said...

what a great recipe for a cold winter day!! even better if it's snowing!!!!

Tom said...

...for me goulash nevfer sounds good, but it tastes good.

Ela said...

I agree with you, is the perfect food for a winter day !!
Happy weekend !

Dianna said...

Hello Jan,

The soup sounds wonderful. I would need to make mine with ground beef, as lamb is quite expensive here in the States, but I have everything else on hand to give it a try...even some Swede that was left over from when I made Cornish Pasties a bit earlier.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

Sounds just the thing after a day running around, especially when it's so cold xx

Sandra Cox said...

That looks delicious. I'd substitute seitan for the lamb and be happy as a little clam.
Have a great one.

Lisabella Russo said...

Hmm, this looks like I could definitely substitute the meat with a faux meat and it would work. Thanks!

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Jan, thanks for visiting my blog today, I have seen you around on other blogs, too. The recipe sounds great, so will try it next week. Thanks for sharing! Hugs Valerie

Our photos said...

Hmm, that looks tasty!

Revrunner said...

That does look delicious.

DeniseinVA said...

I made something very similar the other day. It was excellent and I know this is going to be too. Never thought of adding rutabaga to it or the sour cream. Two great additions that I will enjoy. Thanks Jan :)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I haven't made goulash in a long time. Perhaps this is the impetus I need to do it again!

Jenn Jilks said...

I made such a cool soup: lasagne soup, without lasagna noodles, with meat (it was vegeterian), and my granddaughters, one love it, one didn't!!!

Martha said...

What a wonderful, hearty soup!

Lisa said...

Another bowl of flavour to savour over a weekend lunch.
Lisa x

Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so good Jan!! Thank you! Big Hugs!

Practical Parsimony said...

I had never heard any of those jokes. So funny. The temp was 69F here today, so no need for any soup. But, made with beef, it sounds delicious.

Lowcarb team member said...

Practical Parsimony said...
I had never heard any of those jokes. So funny. The temp was 69F here today, so no need for any soup. But, made with beef, it sounds delicious

Many thanks for your comment.
Should readers be wondering about the jokes, they are on this post here

All the best Jan