What’s for Dinner? Veal Goulash Served with Sauerkraut
This dinner is a traditional German recipe that we grew up with. If you are not familiar with it, you will find that Veal Goulash is somewhat similar to making beef stew. The ingredients that also make this Veal Goulash Served with Sauerkraut so tasty are the paprika and the sour cream.
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pounds of veal, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups sliced onions, 1/4-inch thick slices
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes, or chopped fresh ripe tomatoes
1 cup full-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons caraway seeds, chopped or crushed in a mortar with pestle
2 (28-30) ounce jars of sauerkraut
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Heat butter in a large sauté pan on medium high heat.
- Pat dry the cubed veal.
- Sprinkle with salt and add to the pan.
- Working in batches, sauté the meat until the meat begins to brown.
- Add the onions to the pan with the veal, cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add a teaspoon of salt, a half teaspoon of black pepper, and the tomatoes.
- Add enough water to just barely cover the meat, about 2 cups or so, depending on the size and shape of your pan.
- Increase the heat to bring the mixture to a simmer, and then lower the heat to maintain a low simmer, uncovered.
- Cook until the meat is almost cooked through, about 30 minutes.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the veal from the pan to a bowl to temporarily set aside.
- Increase the heat to high and let the liquid boil until it is reduced by half.
- Lower the heat to medium and add the meat back to the pan.
- Add the sour cream, paprika, and crushed caraway seeds, and simmer uncovered for another 20 minutes.
- Heat the sauerkraut in a medium pot on medium heat until hot. Strain the sauerkraut.
- Place the sauerkraut in a serving dish and top with the goulash.
Enjoy your dinner!