Beef Goulash

by Tikofoods
4 Servings
40 min

Goulash is a beef stew filled with vegetables and heavily seasoned with Hungarian paprika. It is similar to chili in many ways, but the seasonings give it a different taste. You can make it into a soup by adding more liquid, but I prefer a stew version with a thicker sauce. I paired this with rice, but you can also add pasta to this or serve it with mashed potatoes. I opted for a dairy free version, but serving with some sour cream would go nicely for a creamier consistency.

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Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 large yam or sweet potato, peeled & diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled & sliced
  • 1 can white navy beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 tbsp tamari (for gluten free) or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • fresh thyme sprigs

Heat olive oil in a large pot then add your ground beef, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks
Once it is almost fully cooked through, strain the excess grease from the beef then add the diced onion, minced garlic, and paprika until the onions are translucent
Add the beef broth, diced yams or sweet potato, sliced carrots, beans, tomato paste, tamari, thyme sprigs, and bay leaves
Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low for 20-30 minutes until the liquid is absorbed by the veggies and thickens into a sauce
Serve with rice if preferred
  • Use ground chicken or turkey for a leaner option
  • Anton Foltin Anton Foltin on Dec 04, 2022

    That’s not a gulàš. You got not the slightest idea about a real guláš.

  • Iammacha Iammacha on Jan 05, 2023

    This is Americanized terribly. My husband is Czech and cooks fantastic but when he came to the states in 99 he told me he couldn’t believe what people here call “gulas” . My aunt used to make something that looks similar to this recipe. We called it “everything stew”. My husbands gulas is amazing.