Easy Baked Keto Goulash

This keto-friendly goulash recipe starts on the stove and finishes in the oven for tender meat and an easy dinner. Serve over egg noodles. I usually serve sour cream-cucumber salad on the side.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 4 onions, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup water, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons beef base (such as Better than Bouillon®)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon instant-dissolving flour, or as needed

  • 1 cup sour cream, or as needed

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh dill, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in paprika and garlic. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add meat, and stir to coat. Add water to cover. Stir in tomato paste, beef base, bay leaf, and black pepper.

  3. Cover the Dutch oven and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 90 minutes. Add more water to cover meat, if needed. Return to the oven and bake 1 hour more. Add mushrooms to the Dutch oven and bake an additional 30 minutes.

  4. Remove Dutch oven and whisk in flour until goulash has thickened.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to use bacon fat in place of oil. You could use pork in place of beef.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
24g Fat
11g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 858mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 630mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.