Saturday, April 05, 2008

One More Amazing Slow Cooker Recipe


Beef Goulash
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 8 to 9 hours (low) or 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours (high), plus 30 minutes on high

Ingredients
1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat
2 medium carrots, bias-cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/4 cups beef broth
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 red or green sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips
Hot cooked noodles
Dairy sour cream or yogurt
Hungarian paprika (optional)

Directions
1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine meat, carrots, onions, and garlic. In a small bowl, combine broth, tomato paste, the 1 tablespoon paprika, the lemon peel, salt, caraway seeds, black pepper, and bay leaf. Stir into vegetable and meat mixture in cooker.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours.

3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in sweet pepper strips. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more. Discard bay leaf. Serve with hot cooked noodles. Top with sour cream or yogurt. If desired, sprinkle with additional paprika. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition facts per serving:
Calories 356
Total Fat (g) 11
Saturated Fat (g) 4
Cholesterol (mg) 85
Sodium (mg) 678
Carbohydrate (g) 33
Fiber (g) 4
Protein (g) 32
*Percent Daily Values are base on a 2,000 calorie diet

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