Recipe by HeatherFeather
A German version of beef goulash I acquired while living in Germany. Adapted from "Lieblings-Rezepte" and translated directly from the German.
- 453.59 g onion, diced
- 3 clove fresh garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 113.39 g thick bacon, finely chopped
- 952.54 g beef shoulder, cut into bite-sized chunks as for stew (trim any visable fat)
- 29.58 ml butter or 29.58 ml bacon grease or 29.58 ml lard
- 9.85 ml sweet Hungarian paprika
- 44.37 ml tomato paste
- 1213.70 ml beef broth
- 1 lemon, zest of,finely grated
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized chunks
- 1 bunch fresh marjoram, stemmed and finely chopped
- salt, to taste
- black pepper, to taste
- fresh cooked egg noodles or spaetzle noodles, to serve over
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large stewpot, heat the butter (or bacon grease or lard) until melted.
- Add the beef chunks in small portions and brown on all sides (but not cook all the way through yet);remove each batch as it browns to a covered dish and set aside for now.
- In the same pan, add the bacon, onion, and garlic and saute a few minutes until they begin to wilt and brown, maybe 5-10 minutes or so.
- Return the meat to the pan, and sprinkle with paprika.
- Whisk in the tomato paste until blended,stirring the whole time.
- Add just a little of the broth and bring to a boil,stirring.
- Repeat with a little more broth, after it boils, add the rest of the broth along with the lemon zest.
- Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let stew about 80 minutes.
- In the last 5 minutes of cooking time, add the diced peppers and the marjoram.
- Test for flavor now- adding as much salt& pepper as you prefer.
- TIP: If you like your peppers to be a little softer, just let it cook a little longer or add them a little sooner.
- Serve ladled over bowls of hot, buttered egg noodles or spaetlze.