Yummy Crock Pot Goulash

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!

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Leftover Sirloin bbq sandwiches with Carmelized Onions

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.

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Stew with Tomato Base

Ok another crock pot effort.

I put together a stew for tonight.. using a new base I discovered some time back.

Ingredients:

1 lb. stew meat (browned with Kosher salt,garlic powder,and little Johnny’s seasoning salt,Worcestershire sauce and a few drops of smoke flavoring)

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)  

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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.