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Old World Goulash

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This saucy one-pot meal earns points for long-cooked flavor without a lot of long prep. Old World Goulash is a hearty all-in-one dish that will warm and satisfy your hungry gang.

What You'll Need:
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef round steak, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 large onions, quartered
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 3/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
What To Do:
  1. In a soup pot, melt butter over high heat. Add steak and onions and cook  6 to 8 minutes, or until meat is browned, stirring frequently. Add remaining ingredients except tomatoes, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer 45 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes and simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes, or until beef is tender and sauce is thickened.

Serve this over medium egg noodles and you won't miss any of the hearty sauce!


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Sounds great, but I would use chicken or pork, and put it over brown rice, and leave out the carrots, butter, paprika, and tomatoes. And up the water by 50%, and cook it in the microwave.

Could use more paprika, IMHO.

Very tasty plus easy to prepare. I did add a chopped purple top turnip and diced bell pepper. We served over noodles, had a pan of cornbread and a jug of sweet tea. a very good meal!Thanks for the recipe.

This sound great, but I would like cook this in slow-cooker. Any suggestion on what to do and how long for the cooking time. I really love this web site and the recipes, down to earth ingredients. Thank for keeping Mr Food's web site going. "OOH IT'S SO GOOD""! =..=

If you would like to prepare this in a slow-cooker, here is what we recommend; brown the beef in a skillet first, then place it in the slow-cooker. Next add the veggies and remaining ingredients and stir. Cook on low setting for 6 to 8 hours or until beef is tender. Enjoy!

I loved it, minus the butter. I enjoy it over pasta and rice. thank you.

Nothing wrong with a little bit of butter per serving. Much better than using processed vegetable oils. And we skip the extra starch entirely. The potato and carrot is enough.

Made this without the cut up tomato- Excellent blend of flavors. So simple - served it with garlic bread - Just Delicious!!!!

Add a couple of bay leaves and 2 cloves minced garlic with beef MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Good!

What is it with you and bay leaves and thyme. Neither of these two spices are found in Authentic Hungarian Goulash.

So granny likes bay leave & thyme; nothing wrong with that. You go granny

Sounds like my mom's beef stew! Yummmm.......

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I love all the good recipes.

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