Mom Sykes' Hungarian Goulash

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

My mom used to make this all the time. It came from a restaurant in New Jersey called "Pals Cabin"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in large pot.
  2. Put in meat, paprika and onions and simmer until onions have turned clear and beef is browned on all sides.
  3. Add garlic and lemon zest.
  4. Add tomato paste and beef consume' to cover and simmer until meat is tender.
  5. Serve over hot noodles.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was a very easy dish to put together. I did flour the beef lightly prior to browning, otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. The meat turned out tender and it was the first time I used lemon zest in this type of recipe. Since it did not say how much, I used all the zest of one lemon. Since I don't eat beef anymore, I relied on my male students for taste. All four thought it was very bland and needed "something" else. That said, please know that they finished every bit of it!