Incredible Hungarian Goulash Recipe: A Simple Hungarian Beef Stew Recipe by 30Seconds Food

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Incredible Hungarian Goulash Recipe: A Simple Hungarian Beef Stew Recipe

Goulash is a rich meat stew recipe seasoned with paprika that originated in Hungary. It's a comfort food perfect for those cooler fall nights.

Cuisine: Hungarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • chopped parsley, for garnish

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine the paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a Dutch oven. Add the onions and cook until soft. Remove and set aside.
  3. Combine the paprika mixture and beef. Mix well. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the same Dutch oven and cook beef until browned on all sides.
  4. Add the onions, tomato paste, water and garlic. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook on low heat, covered, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve over noodles, potatoes or rice. 

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Donna John
I grew up eating "goulash," but my mom made it with rice and ground beef. This looks so good!
This looks very tasty. However, having been married to a Hungarian, I can attest that Hungarian Goulash (actually spelled Guyas) is a thick beef soup and not a stew!! Hungarians actually get quite upset when beef stew (called Porkot in Hungarian) is referred to as Goulash. Just thought I'd put the record straight ;)
Delicious recipe πŸ˜‹
Yeah...well, don't want to spoil the fun but this is not Goulash...
1. Goulash is a soup not a stew.
2. Goulash has potatoes, carrots, parsnips in it but no tomatoes (definitely not can of chopped tomatoes)
3. You serve it with bread (preferably proper loaf not sliced store bought)
It's a very nice recipe, probably delicious meal however it's not Goulash :) Just wanted to clarify :)
Ps: I'm Hungarian living in the UK, my Mum's been cooking this all my life and I've been cooking it for years too :)

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