December 26, 2010

HUNGARIAN GOULASH

3 lbs. beef stew, cut in 1" cubes
1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. paprika
1 lg. onion, peeled, chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled, minced
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce with mushrooms
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Juice from 1 lemon (lg.)
1 c. beef stock or water
1 tbsp. butter, room temp.
1 tbsp. flour
Hot cooked flat noodles or rice





Blot meat cubes dry, dredge with flour mixed with salt and pepper, press into cubes, shake off excess. Heat oil in large skillet or slow cooking pot with browning unit. Brown meat cubes, a few at a time, in the hot oil. Drain off excess fat.

Sprinkle meat in slow cooking pot with paprika, stirring and turning cubes to season evenly. Add onions and garlic. Combine tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice and beef stock or water. Blend, pour over meat cubes. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender.

Knead butter with flour to make a paste. Add to sauce. Cook on high 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve over noodles or rice. Makes 6 servings.

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