When it comes to comfort food, Hungarian goulash is right up there with the best of them!
Now that the weather is starting to turn colder, I thought I’d post this episode from the vault about one of my favorite comfort foods – Hungarian goulash! As stews go, it’s very simple — very easy.
- 2 lbs stew beef cut into 1″ cubes
- 3 Tbs. flour
- 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 Tbs. paprika
- 1½ cups beef stock
Begin by coating the beef with the flour – put the flour in a large bowl, then add the beef and toss with your hands until all the cubes are dredged. Heat the oil in a sauce pan or electric skillet over medium heat and add the beef. Cook until brown on all sides, then add the onion. Stir for about 5 minutes until the onion is tender, then add the remaining ingredients. Blend well while bringing to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Let cook for 2 to 2½ hours or until fork tender.
Serve over buttered noodles or boiled potatoes.
This dish is perfect for the first chilly days of fall – perfect for warming up after a blustery day outdoors!
Why didn’t you think of that?