KID NOTE: The kids really liked this meal. Chunks of tender meat and noodles were a good combination for them and the flavors, while not familiar, were really well received. I let them off the hook with the salad and made sure their helpings of stew had plenty of carrots.
VEGETARIAN TIP: Prepare stew as directed but without the meat. Add chopped mushrooms within the last 30 minutes.
GLUTEN MODIFICATIONS: Instead of noodles, add 1/2 pound quartered new potatoes. Add them with the rest of the ingredients. They will cook with the stew. Use water instead of beer.
I have grown up eating authentic Hungarian food my entire life, my fathers family is from Hungary and I love the food. This is a dish I will make again and absolutely when he is around so he can try it. This was delicious.
I wasn’t able to cook this in my slow-cooker (some mornings are just too hectic) but simmered it on the stove for about an hour and it still turned out great! I added some leftover cooked butternut squash which went well with the flavors.
Can you make this with 1 lb. beef stew meat instead of pork tenderloin?
Yes, beef would work equally well.
1/4 CUP of paprika?
Yes, it sounds like a lot, but it’s correct.
The stew looked nothing like the picture. I doubled the recipe and followed it exactly. It was okay, but used the beer and it was overwhelming. I might try the recipe again and either use water, or significantly reduce the beer. Did anyone else have this issue?
I would agree with this – the beer was too excessive, but I didn’t use the caraway seeds, so I figured that was why the beer was so strong.
I did use the caraway seeds, something we don’t normally cook with. My kids wouldn’t touch this once they smelt the beer wafting all the way into their bedroom. I do want to say… the meat was Soooo tender and good though. I think it’s worth trying again.
I found this meal very bland. I was looking forward to it, but ended up adding at least a teaspoon more salt, some cayenne pepper and more caraway seeds. It also seemed like too much liquid- I did not find the beer overpowering, and I used an amber beer. All in all it was good after a bit of doctoring.
Maybe this was my problem! What brand of beer? We are a non-alcoholic family (minus cooking) so had no idea what to buy for beer. I, too, agree, there was a LOT of liquid in my crockpot… seems like the picture doesn’t really have any. =\
Since Caraway seeds are not kind to my husband’s digestive system, I opted for cumin. Family liked that! Family LOVED the celery seed vinaigrette! First time I saw them eat salad with gusto!
I’m so glad that I tried this meal. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was delicious. Our whole family enjoyed it!
Just no… The beer is so over whelming. We may make it again with water… Personally, I can’t get past the smell.
I used half the amount of beer and my family ate it all. They loved it and told me to mark it as a favorite. And yes .. 1/4 C of paprika. In my opinion, it’s such a mild spice, and adds more color than anything.