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5 from 2 votes
goulash recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Goulash - a classic Hungarian dish. Like beef stew but with even more flavor and a kick from the Hungarian paprika. Perfect on a cold winter night,
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Hungarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 421 kcal
Author: Vicky
  • 2 pounds stew meat cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 2-3 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-4 cups water depending on how soupy you want it
  • 4 potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Toss beef pieces with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper.
  2. Over medium heat brown onions in the shortening.   Add meat and paprika. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 60-90 minutes.
  3. Add water, potatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and simmer until potatoes are cooked through and meat is soft.
  4. **If you want a thicker goulash mix some cornstarch with 1/4 cup reserved broth, until smooth and add back to the pan.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 465mg20%
Potassium 1028mg29%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1150IU23%
Vitamin C 18.9mg23%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 8.8mg49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.