Even with a few adulterations, my Hungarian Goulash is the real deal... originally a campfire stew developed by Hungarian herdsman who cooked tough cuts of meat for hours over a low fire until tender. It is a simple dish calling for little more than tender braised beef, onions, and paprika. However, for my American taste, I incorporate some carrots. It is the closest recipe that I can find to the Hungarian Goulash that I loved at a wonderful, long-gone restaurant in Boston called Cafe Budapest. Be sure that the paprika you use is fresh. Great goulash is all about the meat...and the paprika. Serve the stew over egg noodles or boiled potatoes for a hearty meal.