Rindergulasch (beef Goulash)

Total Time
1hr 47mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr 47 mins

I adopted this recipe from Recipezaar. I've made it and made some minor changes to adapt it to my own taste. If you leave the cream out it is very similar to my mother's Goulash recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lb round steak, Cubed
  • 3 medium onions, Chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 12 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups water, Hot
  • 1 tablespoon unbleached flour
  • 14 cup water, Cold
  • 12 cup cream (optional)


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large fry pan or Dutch oven.
  2. Add meat cubes and brown well, approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in onions; cook until soft.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic salt, paprika, and sugar.
  5. Blend thoroughly.
  6. Pour in hot water; cover and simmer gently about 1 1/2 hours.
  7. In a small jar or container, shake or blend flour with cold water.
  8. Be sure to break up all lumps.
  9. Add to meat about 7 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  10. Stir constantly until sauce is thickened and bubbling.
  11. Remove from heat, check the flavour adding more salt and pepper as required.
  12. Stir in cream if using.
  13. Serve with noodles, rice or potatoes.
Most Helpful

This was good but I agree with the other reviews that this was just missing "something." I wound up adding 3 teaspoons of paprika and 1 teaspoon of marjoram and I still couldn't get it to our liking. After that I added 2 Tbsp tomato paste and it didn't taste like I thought it would. I think next time I will use the hot or smokey paprika like others suggested. On the positive, it was still really good and the steak got really tender after it cooked. I also love that the onions liquified and became park of the sauce. We served it over rice and it was a nice meal. I will definitely try it again.

PSU Lioness January 25, 2012

I used Vidalia onions so this had a nice sweet taste to it. I forget to put the cream in! Might try more paprika next time also. Thank you for sharing. Made for Zaar World Tour 2006

Charlotte J June 12, 2006

Had a taste of this and its very good.Will make again,

NoraMarie June 11, 2006