Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Paprika Beef and 7-up Brownies

Just wanted to share these recipes- Paprika Beef is one of my all-time faves!!

Paprika Beef

2 lb. beef chuck or round, cut into 1" cubes
1 med. onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 c. shortening
1-1/2 c. water
3/4 c. ketchup
2 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tblsp. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 c. cold water
2 Tblsp. flour

Cook beef, onion and garlic in shortening until browned, drain. Stir in 1-1/2 c. water, ketchup, Worcestershire, brown sugar, salt, paprika, mustard and cayenne. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until beef is tender, 2-1/2 hrs.
Blend flour and 1/4 c. water. Stir gradually into beef. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve over hot noodles.
*Note: Can be covered and frozen up to four months. To heat, add 1/2 c. water to meat mixture; cover and cook over med-low heat, about 30 minutes. (But we never have leftovers!!) :)

7-up Brownies

2 sticks margarine
1 c. 7-up
4 Tblsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. buttermilk
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar

Boil margarine, 7-up, cocoa and buttermilk. Cool. Add eggs, baking soda, vanilla, flour and sugar. Pour into greased and floured cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and begin to make frosting. **Note: You can make your own buttermilk by using 1 Tblsp. of lemon juice or white vinegar and adding enough milk to make 1 cup.


1 stick margarine (room temp)
4 heaping Tblsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
4 Tblsp. milk
3 c. sifted powdered sugar

Mix together with electric mixer. Frost brownies while still warm.

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