Mains, Meat

Beef Goulash

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 1h 10 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Beef Goulash

Goulash is often served alongside spaetzli, gnocchi or mashed potato. In this recipe, it is accompanied with a roasted new potatoes with garlic and rosemary to complement the flavoursome sauce


  • 600g good-quality braising/stewing steak cut into medium/large dice
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil (or rapeseed, sunflower oil)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 10g paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400ml beef stock
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 400g British shallots/button onions, peeled and left whole. Slice into 2 if the onions are larger.
  • Flaked sea salt and freshly ground pepper

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  • Step 1

    Select SEAR/SAUTE and set to MD:HI. Select START/STOP to begin. Allow to preheat for 2 minutes

  • Step 2

    Place the oil and chopped onion and fry for 7 to 8 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent, adding a splash of water to loosen if needed. Remove onions to a plate/bowl, with a plastic spatula

  • Step 3

    Turn heat to HIGH (HI) add the remaining oil to the pan, allow to heat for a few minutes and add the meat. Cook meat until browned, moving around to get an even colour. To retain the heat in the pan and get a good sear, this can be done in two batches

  • Step 4

    Turn heat to LOW/MED. Sprinkle the flour over the meat and continue stirring. Stir for approximately 1-2 minutes. Add tomato puree and the paprika, stirring to coat

  • Step 5

    Return onions to the pot. Add the stock in batches (approximately 100ml at a time) to prevent clumping. Stir until the liquid starts to bubble gently. Then add the button onions and herbs and stir to a gentle simmer

  • Step 6

    Add a little more stock, if necessary, and season with the flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Step 7

    Assemble the pressure lid, making sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE and set to HIGH. Set time to 45 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin. While the pressure is building and before the timer starts counting down, steam will be released from the red button. When pressurised, the red button will pop up and the timer will start

  • Step 8

    When pressure cooking is complete, allow pressure to naturally release for 1 minute. After 1 minute, quick release the remaining pressure by moving the pressure release to the VENT position. Carefully remove the lid when unit has finished releasing pressure

  • Step 9

    Serve with potatoes and seasonal vegetables