Authentic Hungarian Goulash

Authentic Hungarian Goulash


"This recipe was given to me by my sister, who got it from a lady visiting from Hungary in 1961."


3 h 50 m servings 339 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Saute onions until soft, then add beef and brown. Stir in caraway seed, marjoram, garlic and paprika. Pour water over all, lower heat to low and simmer for 2 1/2 hours.
  2. Add potatoes and cook until tender, another 45 minutes to 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.
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  1. 42 Ratings


Unfortunately americans mix up Gulash (Gulyas) with Parikas. This recipe is closer to the later. Authentic Gulyas is made as a soup, with meat, carrots, onions, parsley and small dough dupmpling...

This is just like my Hungarian-born Oma would make...except that she used Chicken. I pretty much followed this recipe, using chicken leg quarters. One thing, however...when she explained it t...

This is an awesome easy recipe..a life saver! My husband is Czech and he loved it! The only thing is that you can substitute the flank steak with chuck steak or any other cheaper meat. It cooks ...

not bad recipe, though a little short in information and sorry, but I have to say, it's far away from authentic :) here in hungary we call this kind of meal "pörkölt" which means "made by stewin...

This recipe is exactly what I was looking for. It tastes just like the way my grandmother used to make it. I recommend slow cooking it in a crock pot all day.

It was OK but nothing extraordinary. And it takes forever to cook.

I gave this recipe (or rather my version of it) 5 stars - my husband and I loved it and will definitely be making this again soon. We are not eating red meat at this time so I subbed ground tur...

I couldn't eat this. But, my husband had three servings. I will leave it up to him to write his own 5 star review. I thought it had too much paprika and needed something more to make that bal...

First I have to say I didn't have any caraway seeds or marjoram. I thought I did when I started this recipe but found I didn't. Instead I added a hearty helping of Mrs. Dash. I cut the meat into...