|Beef Goulash with Spaetzle
3 pounds boneless lean beef chuck, cut in 1-inch cubes
Heat butter in a Dutch oven or stock pot over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Season beef with salt and pepper and paprika; add to the onions and cook for 20 minutes. Add water. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, or until beef is tender. Check occasionally and add more water if necessary.
3 cups sifted flour
Sift dry ingredients together into mixing bowl. Add eggs and water; beat with spoon until smooth. Dampen end of a cutting board and put on about 1/3 of the dough. Smooth a small amount of dough to be thin with spatula. Cut off small strips of the dough into a pot of boiling salted water. (Dip spatula in water several times through cutting spaetzle.) If dough is too thin to hold together, add some flour. Lift spaetzle out, place in a serving dish, and pour some of the melted butter over them. Repeat with remaining dough.