Hungarian Goulash is a stew of meat and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices. Originating from the medieval Hungary, goulash is a popular meal predominantly eaten in Europe. However, this dish may take 4 hours to cook but it will fill your home with an enticing aroma. The deepness of the flavour coming from the paprika, garlic and bay with the seared beef. There are recipes such as Flemish Beef Stew and Chicken and Winter Vegetable Casserole but Goulash wins. I normally serve this with fresh cooked rice and a glass of decent red wine. This is one recipe that you should try.
- 2 lb lean beef stew meat 675-900 g
- 2 large carrots sliced
- 2 medium onions sliced
- 1 tbsp paprika 15 ml
- 2-4 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 whole bay leaf
- 1 1/2 cups beef stock 375 ml
- 6 oz tomato paste 168 g
- 1 tsp lemon zest 5 ml, grated
- 1/2 tsp caraway seeds 2 ml
- Egg noodles cooked
- sour cream garnish
- Salt to taste
- ground pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients except the noodles and sour cream in the slow cooker, stirring to combine well.
- Cook covered on high heat for 3 to 4 hours, until meat is tender.
- Serve over noodles, garnished with a dollop of sour cream.