Slow Cooker - Goulash

Now here is one to remember. A goulash by way of a slow cooker. Another step in the quest to finding 8 hour slow cooking ideas for that Time-Tugging-Tuesday of ours. Check it out:

We started by cutting up 2 pounds of good quality happy cow beef into chunks and searing it well in olive oil together with 8 slices of chopped up bacon (we have since seared the bacon first, all crispy, and have set it aside).

We chopped up 1 whole big onion and 3 cloves of garlic. When the beef looked good we added first the onion for 5 to 8 minutes and then the garlic for a short bit.

Next we added about 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, red pepper spice, salt, and pepper.

After another minute we added 1 glass worth of red wine and let it cook away.

That gave us enough time to cut up 1 red pepper. 

All that we placed into the slow cooker and covered it with 1 quart of vegetable broth. We let it cook on low for 8 hours +.

To serve we offered creme fraiche, parsley, and some crusty bread. Voila! 

It was delicious. Despite the fact that a discussion broke out on what the 5 major food groups are. And that we were basically shoving down a big bowl of meat. Which Lena especially had no objection to.