Beef Goulash



5 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cups diced onion
3 whole Garlic clove, minced
2 lbs lean beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
6 cups veal, Chicken Stock or veal stock
2 whole bay leaf
1 tsp paprika
1 dash tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
3 whole red bell pepper
1 dash black pepper or to taste


Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic until soft, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil in the same pot over high heat and brown the meat. Add the onions to the browned meat and stir well with a wooden spoon. Add the tomato paste and mix well. Blend in the flour and cook, mixing constantly, until the flour browns a little, about 3 minutes.

Gradually add 4 cups of the stock, bay leaves, paprika, Tabasco, salt, and pepper and mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and continue to simmer for 30 minutes more.

Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté the red peppers. Add them to the beef mixture. If you like the peppers crisp, add them later, about 10 minutes before serving.

Continue to cook, stirring often and adding additional stock as needed, for 1 hour, or until the meat is tender. Remove and discard the bay leaves.

To serve, ladle into heated plates or shallow soup bowls.


Serves 8

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 120 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 341
Calories from Fat: 225

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Saturated Fat 13g
Calories 341kcal
Cholesterol 48mg
Protein 38g
Sodium 909mg
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.