Hungarian pot roast with egg noodles.One of my family's favorite pasta dishes is a hearty beef roast that I learned from my Hungarian parents. Any kind of pasta will do, as the sauce is great for dipping noodles into-- or dousing over the top.
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You can also prepare this dish with beef pre-sliced and slow-cooked for a similarly delicious result.
Hungarian Pot Roast with Pasta
1-2 lbs. beef round eye round roast
salt and pepper to taste
2 onions (sliced thin)
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons corn or canola oil
1/3 cup red wine
2-4 cups water
cornstarch slurry (2 tsp cornstarch + 1/4 cup water mixed)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 package pasta (egg noodles work best)
chopped parsley (optional)
2 Tablespoons butter
In large Dutch Oven or Covered Skillet, heat oil and sear all sides of beef that has been generously sprinkled with salt.
Add sliced onion, bay leaves, cracked black pepper and wine. Cover and reduce heat to low.
Check for dryness regularly (about every 15-20 minutes) and add water as
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Here's a way to avoid cooking in the kitchen when summer laziness hits an all-time high.
Shine Supper Club challenged us to come up with our best recipes for no-cook dinners, and I'm delivering my crock-pot version of chicken tacos.
All you need is three main ingredients for the filling, and minimal kitchen prep to get your summer-time tacos started.
Crock-pot Chicken Tacos
2 lbs. chicken (about 2 breasts)
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 small jar salsa (or less to taste)
Place chicken into crock-pot, sprinkle with taco seasoning mix, and add 1/2 - 1 can prepared salsa.
Chicken taco filling prepared in crock pot.Cover with lid, and put on high for 4 hours.
When chicken is fully cooked, use two forks to shred chicken.
Mix well into surrounding juices.
Add water if needed.
Slice lettuce thin, and place in bowl.
Assemble filling in taco shells with lettuce and shredded cheese. Add any other toppings of your choice.
Chicken taco filling ready for tacos.
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1 tsp oregano
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Easy, Breezy 7-Layer Dip Recipe
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1 package taco seasoning mix
1 package ready-made guacamole dip
1 small jar salsa of choice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 medium sized tomatoes cubed
2-4 green onions cut 1/4 inch (greens included)
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