Ingredients (serves 4-6):
- 3 Tbsp. lard or vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, diced small
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp. Hungarian sweet paprika powder or regular paprika (do NOT use hot or smoked paprika)
- 1 red bell pepper, diced small
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 2 lb. beef stew meat, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 medium parsnip
- 1 lb. white potatoes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 Tbsp. minced Italian parsley
*This recipe was developed for the Multicooker (EL-CAC60). Adjustments may be necessary when using other models.
Preheat the Multicooker. Place the pot in the main body. Set menu to SAUTÉ/SEAR at 350ºF. Cover with lid, and press START/CANCEL to start. When the preheating completion beep sounds in approximately 15 minutes, remove the lid.
Add lard or vegetable oil and onion to the pot and sauté for 10 minutes. Add garlic, paprika, red bell pepper, tomato and mix well.
Add beef, salt, black pepper, and caraway seeds. Mix to combine and cook for 5 minutes. Add vegetable stock and mix well. Press START/CANCEL to end the setting.
Slow simmer the stew. Set menu to SIMMER at LO and 5 hours 30 minutes of cooking time. Cover with lid and press START/CANCEL to begin simmering.
After about 4 hours 30 minutes, dice carrot and parsnip into small dices and cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Add to the pot and stir. Cover with lid and continue simmering.
When the end beep sounds, press START/CANCEL to end setting. Taste the stew and adjust with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve in individual bowls and top with parsley.