I am all about comfort foods right now! The cold weather and winter season make me want to whip up hearty meals that we can warm up again the next day. This Hungarian Goulash Recipe is perfect for chilly winter nights!
Hearty and filled with so much deliciousness! Plus it is easy to make which is a total win in my mind! I love simple, easy recipes that taste amazing.
Plus as a bonus, your house smells so good while this Hungarian Goulash Recipe is simmering. Everyone will be ready for dinner after smelling how great this smells for a few hours! YUM!
Easy Hungarian Goulash Recipe
When we did a Viking River Cruise a year or so ago John inhaled every bowl of goulash he could find while we were exploring. We were in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic and I thought he was going to order a 2nd and 3rd bowl of goulash it was so good.
Plus you can't go wrong when the views from lunch look like this!
To say we are ready to go back to Europe would be an understatement. LOL! Until that happens I will be making this delicious Hungarian Goulash Recipe at home! Especially right now when it is snowing and oh so cold.
If you don't want to stand by the stove making this check out our Crock Pot Beef Goulash Recipe!
This beef goulash is rich and hearty! Filled with meat, carrots, garlic, and onion the flavors are amazing.
I didn't realize before I made this recipe that there are different versions of goulash including an American Goulash. I learned that the American Goulash is cooked with ground beef and egg noodles and is usually a pretty quick recipe made in about 30 minutes.
We made this recipe with lean beef chuck so it is rich and hearty. I wanted it to be super filling on a cold winter night. You do want to plan ahead since this goulash recipe needs to simmer for two hours so the beef chuck is nice and tender.
Hungarian Beef Goulash Recipe
Ingredients needed to make Hungarian Goulash
- Lean beef chuck
- Olive oil
- Garlic cloves
- Sweet paprika
- Caraway seeds
- Tomato sauce
- Beef broth
You can serve this over rice or egg noodles. It is completely up to you which way to serve it.
Equipment needed to make authentic Hungarian goulash
Large dutch oven - You want to make sure that your dutch oven can hold all of the ingredients and simmer on the stovetop easily.
Great Beef Recipes
Hungarian Goulash Recipe
- In a large dutch oven sautee beef in olive oil, until brown. Set beef aside. Next add, onion and garlic and cook until soft. Add the paprika, flour and caraway seeds. Cook for a minute.
- Gradually whisk the tomato sauce and beef broth in the pot. Bring to a simmer, but make sure you are still whisking. You don’t want lumps of flour.
- Add the carrots, beef and any of the juices back into the pan.
- Cover and allow to simmer over low heat for about 2 hours.
- Garnish with parsley right before serving.
Recipe originally posted in 2016, updated in January 2017