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Hungarian Beef Goulash


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Goulash is really a very unattractive sounding dish.  It doesn't sound fancy or pretty or even very appetizing.  It is a very guttural word.  To be honest the dish doesn't look all that beautiful either, but let's get one thing straight...this dish is wonderful.  It is hearty, filling, comforting and delicious all wrapped up into one little package.  Add to that the fact that the dish is extremely easy and you definitely have a winner in our book. 

Hungarian Beef Goulash
Adapted from Eating Well
Makes 4 Servings
1 lb. beef stew meat
2 t. caraway seeds
1 T. Hungarian Paprika
1/4 t. salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 c. diced tomatoes
1 c. low sodium beef broth
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 T. corn starch mixed with 2 T. water 
parsley, chopped (optional)

1) Using the bottom of a sauce pan, crush the caraway seeds.  Add the beef to your slow cooker and season with the caraway seeds, paprika, salt and pepper.  Toss well to coat.  Add the remaining ingredients up through the bay leaf to a slow cooker.  Mix thoroughly and cook on low for 8 hours.

2) Discard the bay leaf and skim any visible fat from the top of the broth.   Add the cornstarch mixture and cook on high for 10-15 minutes until the mixture has thickened somewhat.  Sprinkle with parsley and serve over whole wheat pasta.


Hmmmm. This is very different from the goulash we grew up on- basically ground beef, pasta, tomatoes, and corn. Plus whatever was around that needed to be used up! I think we'll have to try this soon. :) Thanks, Cassie!

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