Hungarian goulash


2 lb lean beef chuck, cut in 1 1/2″ squares
1/4 lb lard or sweet butter
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp sweet paprika or 1 tbsp hot paprika
1 1/2 lb. Onions, sliced
1 tbsp flour
hot water or dry white wine
2 cups sour cream

How to prepare

Season meat with the salt and pepper. Heat lard almost to smoking point in a heavy saucepan. Brown meat on all sides. Add onions and stir in paprika; there should be enough paprika to color meat and onions a reddish brown. Over low heat, cook, stirring, until the pan juices have been absorbed. Sprinkle with flour and cook for 1 minute. Add hot water or wine to cover meat. Simmer, covered, over low hear for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until meat is tender and the onions have cooked down to a pulp. Check occasionally for liquid; if necessary, add a little more wine/water. Stir in sour cream and heat through but do not boil. Serve with buttered noodles sprinkled with caraway seeds. Makes 4-6 servings

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