I saw where a blogger friend of mine posted a photo of vegetable soup on her Instagram using tomato juice as a base, and my mind started wandering. Then the next thing I knew, I was at home making this bloody mary beef goulash. I just loved the idea of using tomato juice as a base for a soup or a stew.
I’m actually not a tomato juice drinker, even though my dad had it a lot when I was a kid. But the ingredients used in a bloody mary, ( I get it there are A LOT of different ways to prepare one) Worcheshire sauce, horseradish, and Tobasco just happen to be some of my favorite flavors to have with beef. I went a little light on the spice in this recipe. This was a weeknight dinner I was feeding to three small kids. By all means, add as much spice to this as you like!
Before I go on, I will show you how I made this in my Instant Pot, even though I bet this could also be made in a dutch oven or in a pan. 🙂
check out the video!
I used cubed steak in my recipe and it turned out super tender! I used cubed steak because I found it on sale, and that’s what I had. You should use your favorite beef in your recipe!
Also, do you make your bloody mary’s differently? add those ingredients to yours, and I bet you’ll love it!
In addition to eating goulash as a stew. I also sometimes like to serve it over polenta or over mashed sweet potatoes.
Bloody Mary Beef Goulash
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 small onion, chopped
1-2 pounds of chopped cubed steak or your beef of choice
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
1 teaspoon of Tobasco sauce– or more if you like
1 tablespoon of Horseradish Sauce- I like this brand.
2 tablespoons of smoked paprika
2-3 large carrots, peeled and cut
4 celery stalks, chopped
2 cups of tomato juice
salt and pepper to taste
Method: In your Instant Pot, set the Instant Pot to the saute setting. Add olive oil, garlic, onion and beef. saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the sauces, seasonings, carrots, celery and tomato juice. Put the lid on your Instant Pot and cook for 30 minutes on high pressure or on the stew setting. You may want to add time if the beef seems tough. Cook and serve! don’t forget to add your favorite Bloody mary garnishes!
The flavor of this broth was unreal! I can’t wait to have more for dinner tonight!