A couple nights ago I was craving Hungarian goulash with those nice wide egg noodles. This is the recipe I started with. I used beef stew meat (chuck) instead of sirloin and trimmed the fat. I also used tomato sauce and water instead of the beef broth. Some goulash recipes I have seen call for a tablespoon or two of brown sugar, so I added that. Additionally, I liked the way the lemon juice brightened up the sauce, so I added a little extra of that. Finally, I had three lovely big organic carrots, so I cut them into thick chunks and added those as well. And instead of using the stovetop, I put it all in the crock pot and cooked it on low for seven hours. It turned out very well!
I found myself with alot of leftover sirloin steak… what to do? So I sliced it really thinly, and cooked it with some Carolina bbq sauce. In a separate pan I sauteed some sliced vidalia onions. After they began to soften I added some chipotle pepper, a dash of salt, and a teaspoon or two of molasses. Put it all together on a warmed bun and… voila! Easy and yummy dinner.
Ok another crock pot effort.
I put together a stew for tonight.. using a new base I discovered some time back.
6oz. of Goya Sofrito tomato cooking base
1 red potato (cubed to 1/4 inch)
1/3 each red /green peppers (diced to 1/4 inch)
3 oz. baby carrots (finely chopped)1/4 onion (finely chopped)
3 oz. baby Bok Choy (coarsely chopped)
4 0z. mushrooms (coarsely chopped)
7.5 oz. Green Giant sweet corn
4 cups Caldo de Tomate prepared
Very simple to do..
Brown meat and throw it along with all other ingredients into a crock pot and heat through.