Rating: 4.36 stars
151 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

This is a recipe my Aunt always makes. It has some weird ingredients, but tastes great. Serve over egg noodles or rice.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt shortening in large skillet over medium high heat. Add meat, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until meat is browned.

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  • Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, paprika, mustard and 1 1/2 cup water. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  • Blend flour and 1/4 cup water. Stir into meat. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 13.7g; fat 30.8g; cholesterol 92mg; sodium 1088.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (148)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
Any time I make this, I make it in the crockpot. It gives the meat so much tenderness, and I don't even brown the meat- I found that I can reduce the fat content by omitting the shortening. When I make this in the crockpot (to serve TWO people) , I use 3/4 cups water, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tsp brown sugar 3/4 tsp paprika 3/4 tsp worchestershire sauce 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 dijon mustard, 2 garlic cloves minced, dash of cayenne pepper. I mix the sauce together and pour over the beef stew meat and cook on high for about 6 hours. Sometimes I will take some of the leftover sauce, and will whisk in some flour to make a gravy, and will serve the meat and gravy on top of boiled egg noodles or spaetzle. This is a great dish for those nippy fall or winter evenings. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2007
This was alright. Boyfriend said he liked it but never touched the leftovers. I didn't think it was bad but didn't really care for it either. Looked pretty bad tasted okay. Read More
(3)
151 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
Any time I make this, I make it in the crockpot. It gives the meat so much tenderness, and I don't even brown the meat- I found that I can reduce the fat content by omitting the shortening. When I make this in the crockpot (to serve TWO people) , I use 3/4 cups water, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tsp brown sugar 3/4 tsp paprika 3/4 tsp worchestershire sauce 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 dijon mustard, 2 garlic cloves minced, dash of cayenne pepper. I mix the sauce together and pour over the beef stew meat and cook on high for about 6 hours. Sometimes I will take some of the leftover sauce, and will whisk in some flour to make a gravy, and will serve the meat and gravy on top of boiled egg noodles or spaetzle. This is a great dish for those nippy fall or winter evenings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2004
YUM! If I could give this more stars I would! We just LOVED this dish! Super quick, easy and tasty! I used tenderized extra lean stew meat in place of the lean beef chuck, and this cut the cook time by 1/2! I also cut back the salt to 1 tsp, which was plenty. I used 1/2 cup olive oil instead of shortening (personal pref) and did not need to add any water or flour! There was plenty of juice in the pan once all the other ingredients were added in. Wonderful aroma while cooking! Pretty presentation! Served with stiff mashed potatoes and salad! Thanks for a new family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was yummy and my kids 3 and 8 loved it which is rare. I also used olive oil instead of the shortening. I left out the mustard powder and most of the salt. I have this exact recipie in my Betty Crocker Recipie Card Library. I will make it again. I served over noodles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2004
A great comfort food dish when served over long grain rice(please don't use instant). I used about 1/3 cup of olive oil instead of the shortening reduced the salt to 1 tsp and did not make any other changes. Leave the brown sugar in it is not that sweet. Taste even better warmed up the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2005
I really enjoyed making this recipe. This is very much like the German type of Goulash that I am used to my Mom making. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent. A little too salty for me but the rest of the family thought it was just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I received this recipe many years ago from a co worker I no longer can find. I was thrilled to find this! This is one of my favorite recipes with just a hint of spiciness. You have got to try this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
I made this years ago when I was in Holland; I ran out of the ketchup one day (at about 1/2 cup) so went to the local Spar market to get more - all they had was Curryketchup so I used it as the remaining 1/4 cup - it came out great! When I returned to the States Curryketchup wasn't readily available so I added about 1/2 tsp curry powder to it (that's a "guesstimate")- still good! Also added mushrooms. My daughter was asking about this recipe a couple days ago and I couldn't find it...until now! Thanks for posting it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2012
This has been a family favorite for years and I'm glad to see it on this website! One change I make is to use equal parts corn starch & water instead of flour for thickener- it does not clump and gives the sauce a light sheen. Egg noodles are best with it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2007
This was alright. Boyfriend said he liked it but never touched the leftovers. I didn't think it was bad but didn't really care for it either. Looked pretty bad tasted okay. Read More
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