Mom Sykes' Hungarian Goulash

Gail Laulette 0

"The lemon flavor gives you a pleasant surprise in this tender goulash served over egg noodles."


1 h 50 m servings 1132 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1132 kcal
  • 57%
  • Fat:
  • 61.3 g
  • 94%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.5g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 73.2 g
  • 146%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 282 mg
  • 94%
  • Sodium:
  • 801 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the stew meat, caraway seeds, onion and paprika. Cook and stir until the meat is browned, and the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and lemon zest, and cook for about a minute, then stir in the tomato paste and beef consomme, adding water if necessary to cover the meat. Cover, and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Just before the meat is done cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and serve the goulash spooned over the egg noodles.
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  1. 28 Ratings


AWESOME!! I had some hungarian goulash at the cheesecake factory and decided to attempt it at home. It was absolutely wonderful!! Not too spicy, tender beef and exploding with flavor!!

with any goulash the more meats the better thats all i have to say

Good authentic Gulasch (german spelling) recipe. There is also a soup, which we always made with oxtail. So the reviewer stating Goulash is a soup is 50% correct. We serve the Goulash with boil...

I just want to let you know that GOULASH is a SOUP!!!!!! And definitely there is no lemon on it!

I was excited to try this recipe as I have not had great goulash since I lived in Europe in the early 90's. I was a bit disappointed as it did not have the wonderful flavor that I remember. Th...

My hubby and I give this one two thumbs up. I added peas and mushrooms for a touch of color. Great recipe!

Wow! Never made this before, but it was delish! Had it with ww bread & butter because I could hardly wait to eat it. Loved the lemon. Had to sub cumin & coriander for caraway. I made mine s...

This was a good goulash recipe...I love the lemon zest in it. And yes, real goulash (at least the German) has lemon zest in it. I guess the other reviewer was thinking about gulaschsuppe. Thanks!

How GOOD is this recipe?! We loved this. I maybe threw in a bit more caraway seeds and paprika than the recipe called for, but we both raved about this at dinner the other night. We will be h...