Hungarian Beef Stew

This Hungarian beef and paprika stew, called goulash, is usually served with wide buttered noodles.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 strips bacon
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2½ lbs. stewing beef, cut into ½" cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • ⅛ tsp. caraway seeds, crushed
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Water as needed
  • 1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. sour cream

Directions

  • Add the bacon to a 6-to 8-quart stewing pot; fry over medium-high heat until the fat is rendered, about 7 minutes. Remove bacon but leave fat in pan. Add vegetable oil and increase heat to high. Add beef and sear until browned on all sides, about 7–minutes. Transfer meat to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high, add the onions and sauté until transparent, 7–10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, thyme, and caraway seeds; sauté for 30 more seconds, or until fragrant. Stir in the paprika and broth. Add water, if needed to cover the meat by 1 inch. Cover pot and simmer over low heat for 1½ hours.
  • Stir in the tomatoes with juice. Add more water, if needed to cover the beef. Cover and simmer for 1 more hour, or until the meat is tender. Serve with sour cream.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 strips bacon
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2½ lbs. stewing beef, cut into ½" cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • ⅛ tsp. caraway seeds, crushed
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Water as needed
  • 1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 4 Tbsp. sour cream

Directions

  • Add the bacon to a 6-to 8-quart stewing pot; fry over medium-high heat until the fat is rendered, about 7 minutes. Remove bacon but leave fat in pan. Add vegetable oil and increase heat to high. Add beef and sear until browned on all sides, about 7–minutes. Transfer meat to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high, add the onions and sauté until transparent, 7–10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, thyme, and caraway seeds; sauté for 30 more seconds, or until fragrant. Stir in the paprika and broth. Add water, if needed to cover the meat by 1 inch. Cover pot and simmer over low heat for 1½ hours.
  • Stir in the tomatoes with juice. Add more water, if needed to cover the beef. Cover and simmer for 1 more hour, or until the meat is tender. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories610
Total Fat29g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol170mg
Sodium870mg
Total Carbohydrate14g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars7g
Protein67g