I made this almost according to directions did not have fresh tomato so used a small can of crushed tomatoes. It made a very nice family meal. Served it with boiled red potatoes and coleslaw.
My Great Aunt made goulash from a recipe handed down to her from her mother, my Great-Grandma who came from the old country when she was 16. When asked why there weren't tomatoes in it, my Aunt frowned and said, "Authentic Goulash does NOT have tomato of any kind". OOPS!! I quickly apologized to her for my faux pas. HEHE Apparently tomato was added once it arrived in this country. I just thought someone might find this interesting. :)