Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pinterest recipe served with my home made egg noodles, yum!

Sometimes I run across a recipe that is so good I just want to share it! Tonight I made this recipe that I pinned on Pinterest called "Hungarian Goulash", and I decided to make home made noodles to serve with it. 

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.....

In a large bowl add 1 cup flour and 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Make a hole in the middle and add two large eggs.

Beat the eggs gradually bringing the flour into the mix

Keep stirring until your egg & flour starts forming a ball of dough

Bringing all the flour in from around the edge of the bowl

Lay the dough on a generously floured surface, sprinkle with a little flour and start kneading.....

keep kneading until you get a smooth ball, put in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min.

After 30 min. Take dough from refrigerator, cut in half and place one half on floured surface

sprinkle with added flour and roll out to desired thickness.

I cut mine in half so I could use my pasta cutter to cut the strips easier

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. 

Hungarian Goulash

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! 


  1. This looks sooo delicious!! I'm impressed that you made your own pasta.
    Thanks for the visit,
    Mary Alice

  2. Thanks chateau chic! I used to make it when my daughters were little but they never liked thick they said! It is so easy and I know pasta doesn't cost much in the store but this costs almost nothing to make because you always have the ingredients on hand! Thanks for visiting!


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