Beef Goulash
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Beef Goulash

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Serves 4

A hearty warming dish. A simple and tasty recipe for a traditional beef goulash

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  • * 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • * 700g stewing steak, cut into chunks
  • * 30g plain flour
  • * 1 large Onion, thinly sliced
  • * 2 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • * 1 green pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • * 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • * 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • * 2 tbsp Paprika
  • * 2 large Tomatoes, diced
  • * 75ml dry White wine
  • * 300ml beef stock, home-made or shop-bought
  • * 2 tbsp flat leaf Parsley, chopped
  • * black pepper
  • * 150ml Soured cream


    1. Preheat the oven to 170C/gas 3.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a casserole dish or heavy-based saucepan.
    3. Sprinkle the steak with the flour and brown well, in batches, in the hot casserole dish. Set the browned meat aside.
    4. Add in the remaining olive oil. Add in the onion, garlic, green pepper and red pepper to the casserole dish and fry until softened, around 5 minutes.
    5. Return the beef to the pan with the tomato puree and paprika. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
    6. Add in the tomatoes, white wine and beef stock. Cover and bake in the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes. Alternatively, cover and cook it on the hob on a gentle heat for about an hour, removing the lid after 45 minutes.
    7. Sprinkle over the parsley and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir in the soured cream and serve.

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Adrienn Kresznai
1st Feb, 2018
This 'traditional' beef stew recipe is great, i'm sure, unfortunately it has nothing to do with gulyás. Gulyás isn't a stew but a soup, and never meant to be cooked in the oven.
17th Oct, 2016
Really liked this recipe, but found that the meat was still a little tough using the timings given. An extra half hour in the over sorted it though. Will definitely be cooking this again.
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12th Nov, 2016
I agree, I cook mine for longer and sometimes in the slow cooker for hours!
5th Mar, 2016
Fantastic with TVP and cheese and herb dumplings!!
7th Dec, 2015
Fab recipe, went down a storm at our casual dinner party. Added fresh cream as I went overboard with the hot paprika.
6th Sep, 2015
Very nice recipe!
21st Jul, 2015
Used red wine and tin of chopped tomatoes, absolutely delicious, will definitely make again.
30th Mar, 2015
A wonderful dish would make again yum
16th Jan, 2015
Can you freeze goulash?
24th Jun, 2017


25th May, 2016
Can you freeze this ?
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Iris Berry
24th Apr, 2018
Instead of the oven, use a slow cooker.