De Ma Cuisine



July 2012



Gulasch and Spatzle!! Guest Post

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Regina is another friend from Texas. If you haven’t noticed, I have a few cherished friends who live there. More than a few. Texas and the people of it hold a special place in my heart.

I met Regina when I went to Bible school in Texas 11 years ago. She had a tiny 3 week old named Anna. We became good friends and still keep in touch even though many miles separate us. When I left Texas, saying goodbye to their family was one of the most difficult parts. They are such a dear family.

Here’s Regina…

Regina’s family getting ready to enjoy their dinner!

Rindfleisch Gulasch (Beef Stew)

Last modified on 2012-07-27 21:02:32 GMT. 1 comment. Top.

Rindfleisch Gulasch (Beef Stew)
Recipe Type: Main, Dinner, Stew, Soup
Author: Regina Stamness
  • 2 onions, finely chopped, use food processor
  • 1 lb of cubed stew meat
  • smart balance or butter for browning onions and meat
  • 4 Tblsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Caraway seeds
  • 2 Tblsp Rice Vinegar
  • 5-6 beef stock
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3 Tblsp Ground Majoram
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 small can tomato soup
  1. Each step is important to a perfect tasting Gulasch! In large stock pot sautee onions until they appear soft (10 minutes), stir often, do not let them brown, put lid on in between stirring.
  2. In separate pan brown meat, add meat to onions, sprinkle with paprika. Stir well. Sprinkle with rice vinegar, stir well.
  3. Transfer mixture into crock pot. Add the rest of the ingredients, adjust liquid level to cover all the meat. Cook covered on low for 6-7 hrs.
  4. During the long period of cooking all the finely chopped onions will dissolve and create a very rich tasting sauce!
  5. Thicken sauce with cornstarch if desired.
  6. Season to taste.

Serve with Red Cabbage and Spaetlze (egg noodles) or regular pasta or potatoes.


Cooked Red Cabbage

Last modified on 2012-07-27 21:02:36 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Cooked Red Cabbage
Recipe Type: Side, Vegetable
Author: Regina Stamness
  • 1/2 Red Cabbage, washed, sliced into strips
  • 1 Apple, peeled, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 Onion ( red, white or yellow)
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked, torn into pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar (has milder flavor)
  • 1-2 tsp caraway seeds
  1. Add all ingredients in large stock pot, bring to boil and let simmer, covered for about 45 minutes, until cabbage softens.
  2. Add a little water if it appears too dry.


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