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Will It Freeze Dry? Freeze Dried Goulash in the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer

25 May, 2017

In April 2017, we made some American Goulash — Macaroni with Beef and Tomatoes — in our pressure cooker, and then freeze dried it. Here's our video showing how we processed our Freeze Dried Goulash in the Harvest Right Home Freeze Dryer.

Several weeks after we freeze dried our Goulash batch, rehydrated it, and served it for lunch. We had two special guests from West Coast Paper who also enjoyed the feast...both Josh and Adam really liked it too!

Like usual, we deviated from the actual recipe. Below is our best attempt to document the ingredients. You will want to watch what Jenny puts in the pressure cooker pot as it's being made to double check the list made from our hand written notes.

  • 1) Brown, rinse, and drain 1.5 pounds of Lean Ground Beef
  • 2) Add 2 cans Stewed Tomatoes (28 oz size)
  • 3) Add 1/2 can Tomato Sauce (28 oz size); set aside remaining for later
  • 4) Chop and add 1 medium Onion
  • 5) Add 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 6) Add 1 tablespoon Basil
  • 7) Add Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 8) Add 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 9) Add 1/2 teaspoon Celery Seed
  • 10) Add Garlic to taste
  • 11) Add 1 tablespoon Chives
  • 12) Add 1 can of water
  • 13) Add 1 pound Elbow Macaroni
  • 14) Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes
  • 15) Add remaining tomato paste, if desired
  • 16) Serve with grated Parmesan Cheese

Our favorite new pressure cooker can be found here: 8 Qt Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. What did we ever do without a pressure cooker???

For more information on the benefits of home freeze drying, an introduction to Harvest Right Freeze Dryers, and information on how you can own your own freeze dryer, please visit our Harvest Right Freeze Dryers page @ TheEpicenter.com.

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