*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          HUNGARIAN SZEGED GOULASH
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4       oz           Lean bacon
                         -- cut into 1/2-inch pieces
    2       lb           Boneless pork
                         -- trimmed of fat,
                         -- and cut into 1-inch cubes
    1       lg           Red onion -- chopped coarsely
    2       lg           Garlic cloves -- minced
    2       tb           Flour
    2       tb           Sweet Hungarian paprika
    2       ts           Caraway seed
    1       tb           Chopped fresh sage
    2       ts           Chopped fresh rosemary
    1       tb           Chopped fresh sweet marjoram
                         -OR- mild oregano
    2       ts           Chopped fresh thyme
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           Freshly ground black pepper
    2       c            Apple juice or cider*
    2       lb           Sauerkraut -- drained & rinsed
    2                    Tart apples (or more)
                         -- cored and sliced
    1       c            Sour cream
                         Red potatoes or spaetzle
                         -or- egg noodles
                         -----TO GARNISH-----
                         Chopped fresh dill & parsley
 
   *NOTE: Frozen apple juice concentrate, diluted with 2 parts water instead
   of 3, may be substituted for apple juice or cider
   In a large, deep roasting pan or Dutch oven, saute bacon until crisp.
   Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.  Remove with a slotted spoon
   and set aside, leaving 1 to 2 tablespoons of fat in the pan.  Add pork
   cubes gradually, stirring to brown on all sides.  Stir in onion and
   garlic, and cook until onion softens.
   Sprinkle flour, paprika, and seasonings over vegetables and meat and stir
   to combine, letting mixture brown slightly.  Add apple juice and
   sauerkraut; mix well.  Reduce heat, cover, and cook about 45 minutes, or
   until meat is tender.  Stir occasionally and add additional apple juice or
   water if needed.
   During the last 10 minutes of cooking, stir in apples and simmer, covered,
   until apples are just tender.  Do not overcook.  Dish can easily be
   prepared ahead up to this point and then reheated.
   When ready to serve, stir in sour cream, adding a small amount of liquid
   if meat mixture is too dry.  There should be plenty of sauce.  Heat
   through but do not boil.  Serve with steamed (diced or sliced) red
   potatoes, spaetzle or noodles (tossed in a small amount of melted butter
   to moisten).  Garnish with dill, parsley, and reserved bacon, broken into
   pieces.
  
 
 
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