Saturday, March 27, 2010

beef goulash soup - day 4!

Well, it's not exactly 'boeuf bourguignon', but I'm no Julia Child! :) It sure is tasty, however, and rolls in at a whopping 188 calories per serving

This Better Homes and Gardens recipe is published on and has a unique ingredient that contributes to it's hearty flavor - cocoa powder. [Weird, I know, but trust me on this one...] For 188 calories, you can have two or three bowls! 

TIP: If you are a fan of game, use venison instead of top sirloin. It's quite lean and when soaked in milk and tenderizer turns out to be an excellent substitute! 

Beef Goulash Soup

6 ounces boneless beef top sirloin steak
1 t. olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion [one medium]
2 cups water
1 14-oz can beef broth
1 14 1/2 ounce can low-sodium tomatoes, undrained and cut up
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
1 t. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
1 oz. dried wide noodles [about 1/2 cup]
2 t. paprika
1/4 cup light dairy sour cream
snipped fresh parsley [optional]
additional paprika [optional]

Trim fat from steak. Cut steak into 1/2-inch cubes. In large saucepan cook and stir steak cubes in hot oil over medium-high heat about 6 minutes or until beef is brown. Add onion; cook and stir about 3 minutes more or until tender.

Stir in the water, broth, undrained tomatoes, carrot, cocoa powder, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until beef is tender.

Stir in the cabbage, uncooked noodles, and the 2 teaspoons of paprika. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 7 minutes more or until noodles are tender but still firm. Remove from heat. Top each serving with some of the sour cream. If desired, sprinkle with parsley and additional paprika.

1 comment:

  1. This really sounds great, but I dont think I could get the boys to eat it! :( I am still determined to try it!