Beef Paprika Goulash

Time: 2 hours

” Not a yes-sir, not a follower, Fit the box, fit the mold. Have a seat in the foyer, take a number. I was lightning before the thunder “… This dish is a make-ahead in a crockpot oldie but oh, such a goodie. I like to make it in a crockpot as it is a great hearty dish to come home to and all you need to do is prepare some potatoes or egg noodles (with butter) and you have a full, wholesome meal. This meal is for the days when there is lightning, thunder or SNOW and you want to get ahead of it all so you can have a warm, comforting meal on a busy day. Enjoy!

Music Selection: Imagine Dragons  – “Thunder”


2 lbs beef stew meat, cut in one inch cubes

3 Tbsp paprika

2 Tbsp oil

1 cup, diced onion

Salt/pepper to taste

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tbsp tomato paste

½ cup red wine

2 cups beef broth

1 lb (about 4 cups) sauerkraut, drained and rinsed well

2 cups sour cream, plus extra to top

1 large package egg noodles (500 g)

¼ cup Butter

Parsley to garnish


In large pot, heat oil, and brown beef, diced onion and garlic. (If doing this in a crockpot, put beef, onions, garlic, paprika, tomato paste, wine, broth and sauerkraut in crockpot and set on low for 8 – 10 hours). When beef is brown, and onions translucent, add in paprika, tomato paste, wine, broth and sauerkraut. Add more broth or water, to cover sauerkraut. Bring to boil, then lower heat and cover. Simmer for at least 1.5 hours. Just before serving, mix in 1 ½ cups of the sour cream.

About 20 minutes before you want to serve goulash: In separate large pot, boil water with a tsp of salt. Add in noodles and cook according to package. Drain, then toss in bowl with butter and parsley.

To plate: Put noodles in bowl. Top with goulash and a dollop of sour cream on top. Add extra fresh parsley and/or paprika to garnish.

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