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Make Ahead Hungarian Beef Stew

(5 Votes)
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
8 Hr

This Make Ahead Hungarian Beef Stew is perfect to make in your slow cooker. It's so helpful to be able to cut up everything the night before and store it in the refrigerator. Then you just place it in the slow cooker in the morning and let it cook!

What You'll Need:
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 large onions, cut into large chunks
  • 5 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen lima beans, thawed
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat or boneless chuck roast, cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1 cup sour cream
What To Do:
  1. In a 3-1/2-quart (or larger) slow cooker, combine potatoes, onions, carrots, and lima beans; mix well.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine meat, tomatoes with liquid, broth, garlic, paprika, and salt; place over vegetables in slow cooker.
     
  3. Cover and cook on low setting 8 to 10 hours, or until meat is cooked through and fork-tender.
     
  4. Stir in potato flakes until well mixed and stew has thickened. Just before serving, stir in sour cream.
Notes

Although this is a hearty meal by itself, serving it over warm buttered egg noodles creates a real Hungarian delight!

Ratings & Comments

My Rating:  

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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Let me correct my 1st reply goulash is kind of in between a soup and a stew and usually has green peppers celery tomatoes lots of thin sliced onions caraway seed a little more garlic potatoes sweet or hot paprika simmered a few hours usually served over noodles and yes they do use sour cream my Mom had a close friend from Hungary. not sure how the lima beans in this recipe wound affect the flavor but each to your own liking have to be careful of crock pots they have a tendency to cook things to mush breaking down texture and it really affects flavor 4 to 6 hours may be better Imake all my stews soups chowders on top the stove in my extra heavy large covered pot it evenly distributes the heat and all my recipes comes out great I like to use 2 bay leaves in some of my recipes gives them a nice subtle flavor I have 3 crock pots but use a crock pot about 4 times a year ..

I switched out regular paprika for organic hot paprika,, amazing

I have been trying to find this recipe for a while now, all that was missing was 2 TBLSP brown mustard. I also leave out the potato flakes. Wow! it is sooo good with cornbread! LOL

i thought hungarian had lamb in it

pork works great with this dish too, the seasonings are what make it so good!

Where do you people get off calling this "Hungarian"? Just because you put sour cream and paprika in it? How lame! A true Hungarian Gulyas icontains no beans, and is certainly not thickened with sour cream or instant mashed potatoes..

This is definitely a better beef stew recipe as it does not add any cheese to it.

I often make this but I use the best grade of hamburg along with beef boiluon cube and can vegeies juice and all. Then serve over mashed potatoes, or rice, or noodles.

5329718.. hamburger and canned veggies is not a stew.. you are making hamburger soup goulash is a stew made with cubed meat

Made this today, and was very disappointed as well. Mine also turned to mush and had very little flavor. Cooking time is way too long.. Waste of good stew meat and a lot of time. I will say out of most of the recipes I have tried from Mr Food's web site, have been very good. This just wasn't one of them.

Made this yesterday. Cooked on low 8 hours. Everything disintegrated. We ended up with an unedible pile of mush. Even my not so fussy husband didn't like it. Leftovers were trashed. What a waste of some good angus beef!

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