Hungarian Beef Stew Recipe

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75 mins (prep 15, cooking 60)
12 ingredients
8 servings
No, the caraway seeds are not negotiable. This started as a recipe called Hungarian Goulash from Cooking Light. To me it is really more stew than goulash. “Goulash” to Wisconsinites is a mishmash of ground beef, tomatoes (maybe canned tomato soup), and macaroni. Seasoning is limited to salt and pepper, possibly an onion. It showed up at every potluck supper, and was never very appealing to me. This version is far superior. Big chunks of tender beef and potatoes, bathed in lively sauce. Yes there is caraway, and the very Hungarian paprika, finished with fresh lemon juice and zest. Your mouth will thank you! It didn’t take much to make this original recipe gluten free. I simply used sweet rice flour in place of wheat flour to thicken the gravy. It is so useful, I want to repeat that ingredient information from above. Get yourself some sweet rice flour and swap it out in every recipe that thickens a sauce with wheat flour. We use it all the time, for all clients. Even ones that do not need to be gluten free. It works better than wheat flour. And freezes (and thaws) better than cornstarch. No lumps, clumps, or weeping. Simply make a slurry with water or other liquid in the recipe and stir it in. Sweet rice flour is sometimes called glutinous flour, because it is sticky when cooked. This is an unfortunate name, and it is gluten free. I can get it in my regular grocery store in the ethnic aisle. Be sure to read the label though. I have grabbed plain white rice flour by mistake. It does not thicken like sweet rice flour. And the brand in my grocery store comes in a plastic bag. Touching it gives me the same response as nails on a chalkboard. Watch, I’ll shutter. It is so dry, and some how sounds a bit crunchy in the bag. I buy this in a pinch. But when I can plan ahead, I buy Mochiko brand sweet rice flour in a box. At a big ethic grocery three towns over. It doesn’t make me cringe when I grab the package. I buy 5 or 6 boxes at a time. Now back to the recipe at hand.

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Serving Size (15.68 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 42.13 Calories from Fat 6.39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.71g 8.73%
Saturated Fat 0.12g 4.93%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.19mg 1.06%
Total Carbohydrate 8.63g 23.01%
Dietary Fiber 1.94 g 61.96%
Sugars 0.45 g %
Protein 1.41g 22.52%
Vitamin A 1821.5IU% Vitamin C 0.04mg%
Calcium 10.57mg% Iron 1.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boneless chuck roast, chopped onion, red potato, cooked, crushed tomatoes, caraway seeds, fresh lemon