By Irmgard on September 02, 2003
"This is my mother's recipe for goulash but I've made a couple of alterations to improve it, such as using beef broth instead of water and real Hungarian paprika instead of Spanish paprika. You can use Spanish paprika if Hungarian is unavailable, but it tastes much better with Hungarian paprika. It is also nice made with stewing veal. When I was a child, I liked this so much that I used to eat it for breakfast if there was any left over from supper!"
Serving Size: 1 (366 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"this was delicious! i served it over egg noodles, but i also added large amounts of merlot to it while cooking. i also added large amounts of merlot to my stomach, but it was a sunday afternoon, so why not? ;-) it was almost stroganoffy...with the sour cream. but definitely one of the most delicious things i've ever cooked."
"This is one of those recipes where I would give more than 5 stars if I could. It was delicious -- fabulous flavour! -- and the recipe works just as it says it will. I don't have a single quibble: the instructions are straightforward and very simple and this is quite easy to prepare. I followed it exactly as written, with 2 small additions. After cooking the onions (step 4), I added 1/3 cup merlot to deglaze the pan, before I added the meat back in. Then, as well as the 2 tbsp Hungarian paprika, I added a good sprinkle of smoked paprika too (I've been adding it to recipes a lot lately). I served this over Bev's Mashed Potato Pancakes (recipe #31061), which I thought worked well. My entire family enjoyed dinner; thanks so, so much for posting this recipe: it's a real keeper."
"My family enjoyed this very much! I added half a cup of red wine and it was wonderful. We had it with mash potatoes. Thanks!"
"It's not even done and I can't stop eating it out of the pot. SO good! I like to add some tomato and several smashed garlic cloves when stewing the meat, and to thicken I used a roux I make & store in the fridge."
"I have to agree with the reviews on this one. Excellent!! I used only about 2 lbs of beef in the recipe, and kept all the other ingredients the same. I also deglazed the onions (and about 6 garlic cloves) with red wine, and then simmered for a full two hours. I certainly didn't need to add any thickening agent at the end, and even added a bit of left over beef broth to lean it out abit. I also used a 50/50 blend of Hungarian paprika and smoked paprika. This one will be a keeper for sure! Thanks!"
"This is a good dish, but make sure that you cook the beef long enough so the meat is tender! I did add mushrooms and used about 1/4 cup of wine to de-glaze my pot. I found there was a lot of liquid so I had to add about 1/2 cup of flour mixture to thicken it up. Next time, I might try this in my crock pot!"
"Followed the recipe exactly and it was fabulous. My wife doesn't much like anything with noodles and her verdict was, "I loved it, and you know if I like anything with noodles it is really good.""
"This recipe was SO good! I admit the Hungarian paprika we currently have makes me nervous (it says it's "sweet", but it's kinda hot to my wimpy senses!) so I used 1 tb Hungarian and 1 tb California sweet paprika. I also followed the suggestion of a couple reviewers and deglazed with ~ 1/2 c merlot after caramelizing the onions. *I* thought it was perfect; my husband thought it was a tad sweet (though he gobbled it up!) and wants me to try making it next time with all Hungarian paprika. I'll definitely be making this again, so I'm sure that will happen sooner or later! Thanks so much for sharing this! A definite keeper."
"I chopped the onions very thinly using a mandolin. They pretty much disappeared once cooked - which I liked since I'm not a huge fan of onions. I added some sliced up sweet bell peppers towards the end, and served over egg noodles. DH wasn't a huge fan. It's decent comfort food for a cold night, but I'm not quite sure it was worth all of the prep work. Thanks for sharing the recipe."
"This was sooooo good! My boyfriend grew up eating Hungarian food and I am happy to report he says its even better than his mother's recipe!"
"This is a good recipe. I did add a bit more sour cream but otherwise followed the directions. I served this with buttered noodles and cauliflower. Thank you for sharing with us."
"Very good! My oldest and I loved it! My 5 yr old didn't care for it. Thank you!"
"Not bad. A little too thin for our taste, so I thickened even further."
"it's ok but not my favorite. thanks for the recipe anyway!"
"This is a good, very easy basic recipe. I had all of the ingredients to make this and it turned out fairly well. I used 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. I'll add some garlic and caraway seeds next time. Thanks for posting."
"This was great and very easy to make! A winner!"
"This dish was fantastic. One of the best I've tried from RZ. I thought, using three pounds of stewing beef, that I would have a lot of leftovers, but there was barely enough for my husband to take to work for lunch the following day! My kids gobbled it up and said "Make this again, Mom!" I put everything together according to directions and then transferred it to the slow cooker and let it simmer on low for about 6 hours. I stirred in the sour cream just before serving (I didn't need to thicken it with the flour/water). Super easy and delicious. What more could you ask for? Thanks for sharing this recipe!"
"Awsome. So easy yet sooooo good. I also had trouble finding the hungarian paprika so had to use the Spanish one instead. This recipe is a must have. Great!"
"Delicious! I was craving one that was made for me and I only had to make 2 alterations to make it as I'd remembered it tasting. Awesome! I sliced a NY strip into long thin strips, added, sliced Bell Pepper, and served it over Egg Noodles. Fantastic..Thanx again. :)"