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Beef Goulash Recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Beef Goulash Recipe

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 45 minutes
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian
Servings: 12 servings


  • 4 ounces lard or pork fat
  • lbs chuck roast boneless, cut into 3 ounce pieces
  • 2 large onions sliced into rings
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons paprika mild Hungarian
  • 1 smal bouquet garni
  • 1 lb tomatoes peeled, de-seeded and cut into quarters
  • 1 quart stock or water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large stock pot, melt pork fat or lard over med-high heat.
  • Add meat; turn heat to high and brown meat.
  • Add onions; turn heat down to med-high and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add paprika cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring the whole time.
  • Add the bouquet garni.
  • Add the tomatoes cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add stock or water, salt and pepper.
  • Turn heat to high, when it starts to boil, lower heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 2 hours.