Thursday, July 30, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday


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Here's what I have planned for next week, the recipe comes from Dinners for a Year and Beyond. I can't wait to try it.

The Great Goulash with Potato Dumplings

The potato dumplings are a delicious addition to this tasty goulash. If you are pressed for time, serve goulash on top of wide noodles or mashed potatoes.

adapted from a recipe in The 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

serves 5
for the goulash,
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 1/2 pounds stew meat, cut in large chunks
2 cups onions, diced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 1/2 cups beef stock
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 cup sour cream

for the potato dumplings,
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubes
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

In a large saute pan over medium high heat add the olive oil and brown the stew meat in batches. Transfer to slow cooker.

In the same pan, reduce the heat to medium and add onions and garlic and saute for 3 - 4 minutes. Add paprika, oregano, pepper, and flour and cook for an additional minute. Add tomato paste and stir well. The mixture will be thick. Add beef broth and lemon juice and cook, stirring, for a minute or two.

Transfer mixture to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 - 5 hours. The beef will be very tender and shred easily.

About 45 minutes before dinner time, make the potato dumplings. Cook potato chunks in a large pot of water until tender. Drain and mash until smooth. Add bread crumbs, egg, and salt and mix well. Form into 2 inch balls. Set aside.

Stir sour cream into goulash. Top with potato dumplings, spooning some of the sauce over them. Cover and cook on HIGH for about 15 minutes.

To serve, spoon goulash and dumplings into shallow bowls and sprinkle with parsley.

I'm trying out the new McLinky, we'll see how it goes today if anyone has any problems or it doesn't work right, then I'll switch back to Mr Linky.


  1. Sandra,

    This looks so yummy along with the others that are getting linked along with yours. I love the picture too because besides just getting the details, I love knowing what it should look like by the time I am done.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  2. Looks interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  3. thnx for hosting this one- Your meal looks great! I never really cared for the term goulash though -but I am a big fan of dumplings I must try these potato ones ;-)

  4. This looks yummy and unusual! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Yum, yum, yum. What can be better than potato dumplings with that beef and gravy all over the top!

  6. Looks really good!

    I will have to do the Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe for next week!

  7. This looks and sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing!!! I'll be back to participating next week!

  8. Oh, this recipe looks absolutely delicious! I must get that book.

  9. You always have such great recipes.

    I have an award for you on my blog.

  10. I've just printed the recipe and I will attempt to make your Goulash with Potato Dumplings because it looks absolutely amazing... but I warn you I'll probably fail.. I suck at cooking :-/

  11. Just stopping by to say "hello" and hope all is well with you and your family.

  12. Oops, forgot to write that your recipe sounds and looks awesome!

  13. I would love for you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesdays at The inaugural event is August 5. There are some great giveaways for this one. Come check it out.


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