Yule Ball Hungarian Goulash

Celebrate with a dinner made from the homelands of Viktor Krum, the Hungarian wizard who participated in the Triwizard Tournament in “The Goblet of Fire”.

Servings

2

Ready In:

6 hours 25 mins

Good For:

Dinner

Inspiration from

Viktor Krum

Taking inspiration from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I’ve made a dish that represents one of the candidates of the Triwizard Tournament, Viktor Krum. Viktor was a Bulgarian Wizard who attended the Durmstrang Institute. He was also the Seeker for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team while still studying at school.

The Yule Ball was a formal Christmas celebration, which was held for students of Wizarding schools who participated in the Triwizard Tournament, on the 25 December. The ball was open to students in the fourth year and above however younger students were also allowed to attend provided they were invited by an older student. Ginny Weasley was able to attend, as she was invited by a fourth year student, Neville Longbottom. All tournament champions were required to attend, and they must have a dance partner, as tradition required them to open the dance.

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Ingredients

400g Beef (diced)
2 Carrots (peeled and sliced)
2 Medium Red Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
200g Chestnut Mushrooms (quartered)
0.5 Onion (chopped)
1 clove Garlic (minced)
200ml Beef Stock
1 tbsp Tomato Puree
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Brown Sugar
0.5 tsp Mustard (ground)
0.5 tsp Salt
0.5 tsp Pepper
Parsely to garnish
2 portions Cooked Pasta (to serve)

Hungarian goulash is much like a beef stew. Slow cooking the vegetables and meat together makes them tender in a great, thick sauce. You could just as easily cook this on the hobs but a slow cooker is great at just leaving unattended for hours.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Place beef in slow cooker. Cover with carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, onion, and garlic.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except parsley, and then add to the slow cooker. Stir a bit to combine.

Step 3 

Cover and turn heat to high. Cook for 4 to 6 hours, or until beef is tender.

Step 4

Serve in bowls with some cooked pasta on the side. Garnish with a sprinkling of parsley.

Yule Ball Goulash

Celebrate with a dinner made from the homelands of Viktor Krum, the Hungarian wizard who participated in the Triwizard Tournament in "The Goblet of Fire".
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: Harry Potter, Viktor Krum
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 597kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 400 g Beef diced
  • 2 Carrots peeled and sliced
  • 200 g Chestnut Mushrooms quartered
  • 0.5 Onion chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 200 ml Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Purée
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 0.5 tsp Mustard ground
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley to garnish
  • 2 portions Cooked Pasta to serve

Instructions

  • Place beef in slow cooker. Cover with carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, onion, and garlic.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except parsley, and then add to the slow cooker. Stir a bit to combine.
  • Cover and turn heat to high. Cook for 4 to 6 hours, or until beef is tender.
  • Serve in bowls with some cooked pasta on the side. Garnish with a sprinkling of parsley.

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