My mom and I have started cooking together lately, which is nice but not quite as nice as when my children were younger and she would bring me ready-made meals for the week.
Our latest joint-cook was to make Grandma Rose's Hungarian Goulash, a family favorite. Here's the recipe, easy enough if you're a semi-beginner cook like myself.
1-2 lbs beef chuck cut into 1.5 inch cubes
Yellow onions chopped (use the same weight as the beef chuck)
1 cup catsup
3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
Dash of garlic powder
Drop of Tabasco
3 tsp Hungarian paprika
1 tsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Brown meat in a small amount of rendered fat. Set meat aside. Saute
onions until tender in same pot.
2. In a bowl mix the remaining ingredients - catsup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, Tabasco, Hungarian Paprika, vinegar, brown sugar and salt and pepper.
3. Add mixture to the pot with the meat and onions. Add just enough water to cover the meat.
4. Simmer for two hours.
5. Serve over egg noddles and garnish with flat parsley (optional).
Eat, enjoy and remember the Old Country!
Do you have a favorite family recipe?