Hearty Goulash Recipe

This traditional goulash recipe is a comforting and hearty dish, perfect for chilly evenings or whenever you’re craving a taste of home-cooked goodness. Packed with tender meat, savory vegetables, and flavorful spices, it’s sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1.5 lbs (680g) beef stew meat, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups (475ml) beef broth
  • 1 can (14.5 oz/411g) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the cubed beef stew meat and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the beef from the pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the sliced carrots, diced potatoes, and chopped bell peppers to the pot. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Return the browned beef to the pot. Add the beef broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, paprika, caraway seeds, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender and the flavors have melded together, stirring occasionally.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. If the goulash is too thick, you can add more beef broth or water to reach your desired consistency.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy this comforting goulash with crusty bread, over egg noodles, or alongside mashed potatoes for a satisfying meal. Buon appetito!

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