This came from my Grandmother who received it from her mother who moved here from Czechoslovokia.
Make and share this Czech Goulash (the Real Thing) recipe from Food.com.
- 2 lbs cubed beef, about 1/2 inch
- 2 lbs of cubed pork, about 1/2 inch
- 2 tablespoons oil, to brown your meat
- 2 teaspoons pickling spices
- 1 cup chopped onion (preferably sweet)
- 2 (15 ounce) cansof diced stewed tomatoes
- 1 (14 ounce) bottle catsup (preferably Heinz)
- 1 (10 ounce) can tomato soup (preferably Campbells)
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon good whiskey (I use Black Jack Daniels)
- Heat oil in large dutch oven (large stew pot) on high heat.
- Combine beef and pork and begin to brown in oil on all sides.
- When meat is browned on all sides add onion; add enough water to cover the meat and onions mixture.
- Tie pickling spices in a cheesecloth or, us a metal tea ball only half full.
- Spices will expand while cooking.
- Drop cheesecloth or teaball into meat mixture.
- Simmer mixture for 45 minutes.
- Add ingredients from cans, diced tomatoes, tomato soup, and catsup; stir mixture well.
- Finally add all the spices as measured, the vinegar and the WHISKEY!
- Turn fire or heat to a low setting and simmer for 1 hour with lid on the pot.
- Check and stir frequently to prevent the bottom from scorching or burning.
- THIS IS ALL GOING TO MAKE YOUR KITCHEN SMELL AWESOME AS IT SIMMERS-- After simmering for the 1 hour it is ready to serve in bowls with large spoons.
- OH YEAH< TAKE OUT THE PICKLING SPICE CONTAINER AND DISCARD TO THE SINK-- Ladle out and ENJOY!
- (AN OPTIONAL SERVING- Is to add 2 cups of egg noodles as you are simmering the soup till the noodles are tender. You may have to add a little more water for the noodles).