We don't eat a lot of pasta, bread or potatoes, but when we do I make it count! If we have pasta I make home made sauces and top it off with fresh shredded Parmesan or an aged Asiago cheese. When I'm in the mood for bread, one of my favorite things is a fresh loaf of multi grain bread served with a great Olive oil dipping sauce.
For some reason lately I have been craving home made noodles, so when I found this recipe for Hungarian Goulash I thought it would be a great way to satisfy my craving if I made pasta to go with it.
Making home made pasta is the easiest thing in the world and is so good!
Recipe for home made egg noodles.....
Beat the eggs gradually bringing the flour into the mix
Keep stirring until your egg & flour starts forming a ball of dough
keep kneading until you get a smooth ball, put in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min.
Do the same with the other half of your dough
Then lay your strips out to dry on a drying rack
When you are ready to cook the pasta, fill a large Dutch oven with water and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 5 minutes. My pasta wasn't completely dry before I cooked it so it didn't take very long to cook.
3 T. vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs mushrooms, sliced
2 large onions, halved & sliced
2 red bell peppers, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 t. salt
2 lbs lean beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1/4 c. sweet Hungarian paprika
3 T. all-purpose flour
2 tsp caraway seeds ( I didn't use these because I didn't have any)
2 c. low sodium beef broth
4 tsp. tomato paste
1/3 c. dill or parsley
1. Heat oil in a 5-6 qt. heavy pot over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion, peppers, garlic & salt; cook, covered, stirring occasionally until soft (15 min)
2. Put vegetables aside & add beef, stirring occasionally until cooked. Put meat aside, add paprika, flour, & caraway seeds and cook, stirring, 1 min. Gradually whisk in broth, then tomato paste; bring to simmer while whisking. Stir vegetables & meat back into sauce.
3. Cover & simmer over low until meat is tender ( 1 1/2 hrs. ) stir in dill or parsley and serve over noodles.
Since we had a busy Sunday, I put this in the crock pot on low for 5 hrs. and the beef was so tender!
This is so flavorful and makes a delicious rich gravy, I will be making this again! My husband told me 5 times tonight how delicious dinner was!
This goulash serves 8 without the noodles, each serving about 1 1/4 cups
Nutritional info is on my Pinterest board titled "Pinterest recipes that I've tried" under Hungarian Goulash
This is definitely comfort food!