Gulasch and Spatzle!! Guest Post
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 dearÃ‚ family.
Regina’s family getting ready to enjoy their dinner!
|Rindfleisch Gulasch (Beef Stew)||
- 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
- 2 Bay leaves
- 3 Tblsp Ground Majoram
- 2 tsp Oregano
- 1 small can tomato soup
- 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.
- In separate pan brown meat, add meat to onions, sprinkle with paprika. Stir well. Sprinkle with rice vinegar, stir well.
- 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.
- During the long period of cooking all the finely chopped onions will dissolve and create a very rich tasting sauce!
- Thicken sauce with cornstarch if desired.
- Season to taste.
Serve with Red Cabbage and Spaetlze (egg noodles) or regular pasta or potatoes.
|Cooked Red Cabbage||
- 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
- Add all ingredients in large stock pot, bring to boil and let simmer, covered for about 45 minutes, until cabbage softens.
- Add a little water if it appears too dry.