Hungarian Goulash

"Rib-sticking comfort food. Nice and creamy. Make sure you have the mild sweet Hungarian paprika. It works out best. :)"
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Dredge meat in enough flour to coat.
  • Heat 3 tbsp.vegetable oil in large skillet and brown meat on all sides; drain and set aside.
  • Spray 2 1/2qt.casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine meat, onion, bell pepper, garlic, pepper, paprika, thyme, and bay leaf in casserole, mixing well.
  • Stir in tomatoes.
  • Cover with lid or foil and bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Place sour cream in bowl.
  • Stir some of goulash sauce into sour cream, mixing well.
  • Stir blended sour cream back into goulash, stirring to incorporate.
  • Bake 30 minutes more, or until meat is tender.
  • Serve with cooked egg noodles.

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  1. BarnabasTarnai
    Well, I'd rather not rate this recipe misleadingly called "Hungarian Goulash" - because it doesn't even resemble what we call "goulash" (or gulyas, to use the original Hungarian spelling) here in Hungary. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about: I'm 100% Hungarian! Although it _is_ true that gulyas has many variations, but this recipe is so far from it that it doesn't deserve the name. From the description, it might a very nice dish - but _not_ goulash/gulyas. It's like football and soccer - both are team sports, that's all the similarities. Sorry, folks!
  2. Kate in Katoomba
    I cooked this and added new potatoes and more tomatoes. It tasted great and everyone loved it.
  3. Hungarian Gypsy
    Very good Hungarian Goulash recipe. Tasted wonderful.
  4. oldbern
    This is a great recipe. We make it for out-of-town company pretty regularly during the cold months. I always double the diced tomatoes to reach a more diserable consistency.
  5. imola_f
    Gulyas is a soup in Hungary. The recipe here is a beef PÖRKÖLT which is a paprika based stew. If it is a Gulyás there should be celery or parsnip inside and cumin.


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