My mom makes great goulash. Being Hungarian, on my mothers' side, I learned very early how to make goulash. It's a staple in my house during those cold winter months. I've made it with beef, pork, lamb even chicken. Great when you're on a budget. BUT, you have to use Hungarian paprika, it's a whole other flavor! Goulash should be thick and you should be able to taste the paprika! I've seen some recipes and well they aren't authentic.