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Hungarian Székely Gulyás

Hungarian Székely Gulyás

Hungarian Székely Gulyás is the hearty Hungarian pork and sauerkraut stew, This popular Hungarian Székely Gulyás dish is said to have been originally created in the town of Szeged which is the third largest city in Hungary, others believe that this dish was named after the famous Hungarian writer, and screen writer János Székely. The name may sound unusual or complicated but it’s a very simple to make pork and sauerkraut stew. This recipe version is one that Mom used to make on occasion during the winter.   My brother and I both loved this stew when she served it and later on my family, even my picky kids, loved it. One of the best things about this recipe is the pure simplicity of a few ingredients left to simmer and mellow into an extraordinary blend of aromas and flavors. These ingredients really do work well even if at the outset you don’t think it would. (Like me!)  I was very surprised that Mom added the sour cream to this dish the first time, but it works!  This dish is also fine without the sour cream but it does enhance the dish with a richer broth.  The sauerkraut from the

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Hearty Chunky Beef Chili with 3 Beans

Hearty Chunky Beef Chili with 3 Beans

Hearty Chunky Beef Chili with 3 Beans I just love that warming feeling during the winter weather with a spicier stew like chili.  It really is in the stew family. When you think of Super Bowl or cold snowy days, what could be better than a nice steaming pot of chili? I’ve been playing around with chili recipe ideas for a while and this one is hearty, flavorful, spicy but not so overtly spicy.  All people don’t like spicy foods.  It is more kid friendly than many recipes for chili that I have seen so the kids may not turn their nose up at it. Kids are more sensitive to strong flavors then adults usually. This recipe can always be spiced up even more by serving your favorite hot sauce when serving so everyone is happy. Lately I’ve been using Frank’s hot sauce because I like the heat plus tang it has. Always err on the side of less salt and less heat in a recipe, you can bump it up later. Isn’t that one of the best parts of from scratch cooking?   It’s to your taste!   Chunky Beef Chili with 3 Beans This is a chunky version

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