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Hungarian Beef Goulash
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Hungarian Beef Goulash

Seasoned liberally with smoked paprika, Hungarian Beef Goulash is a hearty central European stew perfect for warming you up on cold winter evenings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 475kcal


  • 6 slices large yellow onions, halved and cut into ¼”
  • 2 lbs golden/red potatoes, cut into 1” chunks
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 ½ lbs beef chuck, cut into 1” chunks
  • 1 cup beef stock, divided
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 3 tablespoon smoked paprika, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 375. Toss the onions and potatoes in 1 tablespoon of oil each, separately. Place them in the oven on separate racks and roast onions until lightly browned, about 45 minutes, tossing halfway through. Roast potatoes until exterior has formed a nice crust and interior is easily pierced with a fork.
  • Remove pans from oven and scrape up any brown bits clinging to the pans using ½ cup of the beef stock.
  • Add onions stock pot. Reserve potatoes.
  • While onions and potatoes roast mix flour, caraway seeds, 1 tablespoon paprika and salt in a bowl. Add beef chunks and toss to coat. Shake off extra flour and reserve the flour mixture.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in skillet and add beef in batches to brown. Add additional oil with each batch as needed. Add each batch to stock pot once browned.
  • Add any remaining flour to the skillet and stir till lightly browned. Add in remaining ½ cup of beef stock, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and 1 tablespoon paprika. Bring to a boil and add to slow cooker.
  • Cook everything for 4 hours, or until beef is fork tender. Potatoes can be added in the last hour.
  • 5 minutes prior to finishing add remaining tablespoon of paprika and chopped parsley.


I also recommend trying my American-style venison goulash recipe as well!


Calories: 475kcal