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Ivana Trump's Beef GoulashCompiled by Vicki McClure Davidson
Ivana Trump, former wife of tycoon and TV celebrity Donald Trump, is not only beautiful, but highly intelligent and a former athlete. She was selected as an alternate on the 1968 Czechoslovakian Olympic Ski Team and earned her master's degree in physical education from Charles University of Prague in the early 1970s. She is also a former fashion model, working as a model for some of Canada's top fur companies.
In 1977, Ivana married business tycoon and real estate mogul Donald Trump in a lavish society wedding. The Trumps became leading figures in New York high society and business during the 1980s.
They launched work on several expensive, huge projects, including the construction of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. She became a U.S. citizen in 1988.
However, all was not paradise. In 1990, Donald and Ivana divorced.
During the years after her divorce from Trump, Ivana married and divorced again twice. She married for the fourth time in 2008 — strangely enough, her wedding was held at Donald Trump’s mansion estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Following her first divorce from Trump, she signed on with the prestigious William Morris Agency and developed lines of clothing, fashion jewelry, and beauty products, which have sold well on cable TV shopping channels. Ivana has also written several bestselling books.
Ivana said she often craves the hearty flavors of Czech cuisine (but because Czech dishes can be so fattening, she forces herself to eat them in moderation) and enjoys entertaining at home. She is highly organized—she keeps detailed party notebooks, where she has photographed all the table settings she has created, including tablecloths and skirts, glasses, silverware, and even the flower arrangements.
Here is Ivana's favorite recipe for a delectable beef goulash. It is economical to make, is satisfying with its texture and flavors, and is easy to make. Kids will gobble down this hearty beef dish.
Ivana Trump's Beef Goulash
- 2 lbs. beef shank or chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 T. all-purpose flour
- 1 to 3 tsp. sweet Hungarian paprika
- 4 T. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter or lard
- 2 T. vegetable oil
- 2 med. yellow onions, minced
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- Pinch dried marjoram
- 1 sm. green pepper, cored, seeded, and minced
- 1 med. tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 1 lb. egg noodles
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly dust the beef with the flour and paprika. Set a 3- or 4-quart-capacity Dutch oven or flameproof casserole over high heat and melt half of the butter with the oil. Add the beef and sauté until browned, stirring constantly.
Reduce the heat to moderately high and add the onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add water to cover (about 2 cups) and the marjoram and salt to taste.
Place the casserole in the oven and cook, uncovered, until the beef is very tender, 1 to 1-1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Add more water if needed to prevent scorching.
Thirty minutes before the goulash is done, add the green pepper and tomato.
Just before serving, cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling, salted water, according to package instructions. Drain and toss with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
Season the stew to taste with additional salt. Serve at once with the hot, buttered noodles.Serves 6.
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Leach, Robin, The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Cookbook, Viking Studio Books, NY, 1992.
Wikipedia website (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivana_Trump).