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A white bowl of goulash, containing red peppers, beef and potatoes, topped with parsley. There's a white dish towel with red stripes and some red peppers next to it.
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5 from 4 votes

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian goulash is so easy to make! Loaded with tender beef and veggies this slow-cooked stew is perfect for cold days and also known as German Goulash.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 43 mins
Total Time2 hrs 13 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6
Calories: 328kcal


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions chopped about 3 cups
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 cup beef broth
  • 2 pounds stewing beef
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch


  • In a dutch oven or large stew pot heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions, carrot, and celery and saute for about 4-5 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Add tomato paste and saute for one more minute, stirring constantly. Then add paprika powder and saute for a few more seconds, be careful not to burn the paprika.
  • Add red wine and beef broth. Scrape the bottom of the pot with a spatula to loosen any brown bits. Bring to a simmer.
  • When it is simmering add the stewing beef, bay leaf, and pepper. Bring back to a simmer over low heat. Let simmer uncovered for about 2 hours. Stir occasionally. If you want to add potatoes and bell peppers add them 30 minutes before the time is up.
  • The goulash is done when the meat is tender and the sauce has thickened. If the meat is not tender after two hours let cook for 30 more minutes.
  • Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and add it to the goulash. Bring to a simmer while stirring constantly until thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, take out the bay leaves, and serve.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2415IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4mg