Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday Dinner

This was our Sunday dinner.  I have made this dish three or four times so far, and each time it amazes me.  This recipe came from my friend Val from Canada.  She posted it over on the Dear Jane list so I imagine it's okay to share it with you here.  I don't follow her recipe exactly because she can buy spices in Canada that I haven't found here either because they aren't available or because I haven't looked in the right place. 

This is Hungarian goulash, but this time I didn't add the paprika.  That is mainly because there are two types of paprika that go into the recipe, and I'm not sure either one of mine is the one called for in the recipe.  

I started with stew beef first dredging it in 1/2 cup of flour mixed with some garlic powder, sage, basil, and parsley.  Then I add it to some vegetable oil and brown it on the stove while I slice about 4 huge onions into thin slices.  After the meat is browned put the onions into the pot with just a bit of water and cook slowly.
 I am still amazed at how the onions cook down and end up making a sauce over the meat.  This dish smells wonderful when it is cooking. 
After it cooks down a bit, I put it into my crock pot.  At this point you can add some paprika.  I decided to try something different so I put in a packet of dry Beefy Onion soup mix.  I cooked it on low for 5 or 6 hours.  Toward the end I added the little bit of flour with spices left after dredging the meat and stirred it into the mix, too. 

 At this point you can put the lid on top and head to your sewing room.  I did just that....but I've been working on a round robin that I can't show you.  I also have worked on my own project but don't have photos yet.  So next post will be quilt related....promise. 

This is dinner, and it was great.  I love these crock pot recipes where you put something together in the morning and then spend the day doing errands or sewing and still have a warm dinner in the evenings.  I also think this would be tasty with Italian spices - some oregano and Italian seasoning and serve over spaghetti. 
Hope you are finding some time to stitch today. 


  1. Do you remember the paprika that Val called for........

    I had that recipe saved at one time but a computer crash took it from me.

  2. Looks yummy! I really use my crock pot a lot in the fall and winter. I love to make soups during the cold months.

  3. Hmm, that looks and sounds delicious!


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