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!
Yesterday along with roasting chiles I made some Chile Colorado. Simple to do in crock pot. Takes only a few ingredients.
- two pounds of stew meat.
- one 29 oz. can of tomato sauce or crushed or diced tomatoes
- one coarsely sliced onion
- 2 roasted hatch chiles
- red pepper flakes
- chili powder
- chipolte powder
- garlic (I used crushed)
- 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.