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German Spaetzle Dumplings and Beef Goulash

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is back and making a delicious German appetizer and pairing it with a homemade beef goulash.
German Spaetzle Dumplings and Beef Goulash
Ingredients for German Spaetzle Dumplings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Directions for Beef Goulash
  • 3 tablespoons lard
  • 3 medium yellow onions, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons whole caraway seeds
  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast (find grass-fed beef here), cubed
  • 1 cup long-simmered beef bone broth, beef stock or water
  • • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

German Spaetzle Dumplings - Home & Family

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno is preparing one of her grandmother's favorite dishes, German spaetle dumplings!

Directions for Dumplings

1) Mix together flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Beat eggs well, and add alternately with the milk to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.

2) Press dough through spaetzle maker, or a large holed sieve or metal grater.

3) Drop a few at a time into simmering liquid. Cook 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well.

4) Saute cooked spaetzle in butter or margarine. Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley on top, and serve.

Directions for Beef Goulash

1) Heat the oven to 275 F.

2) Melt the lard in a Dutch oven (we use this enameled cast iron Dutch oven) over medium-high heat. Toss in the chopped onion and let it sizzle in the hot fat until it releases its fragrance and turns translucent, about 4 minutes. Turn down the heat to medium-low and continue cooking the onion, stirring from time to time, until the onion browns and begins to caramelize at its edges - about 20 minutes further.

2) Stir the paprika and caraway seeds into the onion, and then stir in the cubed beef, stirring constantly to prevent the paprika from burning. Cook the beef in the onions and spices about 4 minutes, then stir in the beef bone broth and vinegar. Cover the pot and transfer it to the oven. Allow it to cook in the oven until the beef is tender, about 2½ to 3 hours.

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