Authentic Hungarian Goulash (Gulyas)

Authentic Hungarian Goulash (Gulyas)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 416.8
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,864.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 28.2 g

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The real Hungarian Goulash, from a real Hungarian! Guaranteed satisfaction! The real Hungarian Goulash, from a real Hungarian! Guaranteed satisfaction!
Number of Servings: 4


    Beef round 400g (14 oz)
    Carrots 100g (3.5 oz)
    Parsnips 100g (3.5 oz)
    Celeriac 100g (3.5 oz)
    Potatoes 3 medium
    Onion 1 large
    Tomato 1 large
    Garlic 1 clove
    Oil (corn) 3 tbsp
    Ground Caraway seeds 0.5 tsp
    Bay leaf 2 pieces
    Black pepper


In a big pot heat the oil and add the previously cleaned and cut onions. Cook till the onions loose some color, then pull the pot off the heat, and add the paprika. Add 2 tbsp water put the pot back on the heat. Add the cut up cubes of beef round, and cook till the meat whitens, while stirring relentlessly. Pour about 1.5 litres (~50 fl oz) of water in the pot, and cover. Simmer till the meat softens a bit, then add the previously cut up veggies. Season with salt and pepper. Cover again and simmer, till every ingredient is soft. Before taking it off the oven, add the cut up green pepper and the tomatoe then cook for 1-2 minutes. Usually served with bread.

Jo etvagyat! (Yo eight-wa-gjat!) Bon appetite!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KAMION.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I love authentic hungarian goulash (gulyas) and your version hit the spot. Thank you!! I had not ever tried celeriac prior to this, but I liked it. Oh, I did add paprika. (hot, not sweet) :) - 2/5/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was quite delicious, and very hearty. Nice mix of meat and veg. The recipe says to 'add the paprika', but the amount isn't listed. I used a tbspn and that seemed to work well. - 11/17/10

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  • Resembles my grandma's recipe -- she served it w/bread dumplings. - 10/24/18

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