Dirty Secrets Get Dirtier

17 Feb

Just a quick update (and sorry I’ve been MIA – who hasn’t had two kids with the flu lately?).

I wanted you all to know that I recently took my Mom’s goulash and tried it as a crockpot recipe with excellent results.

You know the drill.  You want to make dinner, but you have the following schedule:

9:15 – Preschool drop-off

11:45 – Preschool pick-up

3:00 – drive to appointment

5:00 – return from appointment

I’m not complaining about this day, but it would have precluded me from watching a pot on the stove from 3pm to 6pm.  So I said to myself, “Self, what is to prevent you from crocking this in the pot?”  Indeed, it turned out to be ridiculously easy.

Make the following changes to the recipe – just brown the meat, onions, and garlic and then throw it in the crockpot with all the other ingredients.  Also, I changed from regular paprika to smoked paprika because it was all I had.  And I used beef chuck this time because I’d been feeling like the sirloin was too tough.

Cook on low for up to 10 hrs. and serve over egg noodles.  Seriously, I browned the meat at 8:00am, threw it in the pot at 8:30am, and didn’t touch it again until 6pm.

AMAZING.  Dan said the best goulash I’ve ever made.  I’d have taken a picture but, honestly, beauty is not one of the greatest attributes of goulash.  Yumminess, on the other hand…and now ease!

Go forth and cook slowly, folks.  Mom would approve.

My Hip Mom

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7 Responses to “Dirty Secrets Get Dirtier”

  1. thecompletecookbook February 18, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    2 things I have never owned is a crockpot and a pressure cooker.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Linda Lewis February 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    I love goulash and seeing your post reminds me of our Hungarian exchange student whose mother made the best! I’m going to give your recipe a try, with or without crock pot.

    • frazzledfoodie February 23, 2011 at 7:33 am #

      That’s wonderful! My friend tried the crockpot version and said that next time she may cut the salt a little (because it’s in the crockpot) and she also added a bit of red wine in place of the water and liked it. I didn’t notice it being salty but I doubt it would hurt to cut that salt out! Let me know how it goes and if you make any adaptations you like. Thanks!

  3. Katy Wech August 29, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    GREAT pic of your mom! I love my crockpots. Yes, I have two. One is not enough. Way to go adapting your mom’s recipe.

    • frazzledfoodie August 29, 2011 at 11:10 am #

      Yes – I have two also. Did I say that? One is smallish and the other…biggish. I also love that pic.

  4. JD @ Momagement October 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    So I just might be really tired … But is there a recipe? 🙂

    • Naps Happen October 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

      Yes – but you have to click through to the original goulash recipe. This was a follow-up.

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