Monday, March 03, 2008


I would say that I would like to do a recipe-of-the-week type entry, but I have been a bit sparse about the updating.

So here's a recipe that I tried tonight and Mike and I both liked:

Kettle Goulash from
Cooking Light
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 pounds lean, boned bottom round roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cups diced plum tomato
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced red onion
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups cubed peeled red potato
1/3 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (14 1/4-ounce) can fat-free beef broth
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef, browning on all sides. Remove from
pan. Add tomato, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 10 minutes.
Return beef to pan; stir in potato and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat,
and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.

I also sprinkled like three tablespoons of flour in at the end to thicken it up and make it more like a gravy than a broth.

As an aside, Cooking Light is one of my favorite websites..... I get the magazine, but find the website to be much more fun... I am just not the type to read a magazine and think "Oooh! I will make this next week!" and then follow through with it. The problem is that I usually buy whatever meat is on sale and then put that cut into the search engine in Cooking Light or to try and figure out a tasty way to cook it. I like that Cooking Light publishes the nutrionals per serving as well.