Grandma's Goulash

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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Beth Brady.

I don't know where my grandma found this recipe but it is one of the family favorites! We always called it "Ketchup Stew." I know, it sounds weird, but it is truly the best stew I have ever had! Great for cold winter nights. Serve with a salad and buttered bread!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan, season beef with garlic powder, salt and pepper and cook until browned.
  2. Place in a large pot, adding water until meat is covered.
  3. Add ketchup, paprika and onion, stirring until ketchup is dissolved.
  4. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and cover.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes-1 hour, until meat is tender.
  6. Remove meat from pot.
  7. Add carrots to sauce, which should be thickening up a little and simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
  8. Add potatoes and simmer for another 30-45 minutes until veggies are tender. (Can add more water if running low, but will need to add a bit more ketchup also.).
  9. If needed, make a roux with cornstarch and water and thicken the sauce to your liking.
  10. Add meat back to pot and heat through.
  11. Enjoy!

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