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!

Crockpot Chile Colorado

Yesterday along with roasting chiles I made some Chile Colorado. Simple to do in crock pot. Takes only a few ingredients.

  1. two pounds of stew meat.
  2. one 29 oz. can of tomato sauce or crushed or diced tomatoes
  3. one coarsely sliced onion
  4. 2 roasted hatch chiles
  5. red pepper flakes
  6. cumin
  7. chili powder
  8. oregano
  9. coriander
  10. chipolte powder
  11. garlic (I used crushed)
  12. teaspoon of sugar

Simply brown the meat and toss all the ingredients into a crock pot. Season to taste and enjoy! Serve over rice,as we did, or plain with flour tortillas.