Mom Sykes' Hungarian Goulash


The lemon flavor gives you a pleasant surprise in this tender goulash served over egg noodles.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat

  • 1 pinch caraway seeds (Optional)

  • 1 pound onion, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef consomme

  • 1 (10 ounce) package broad egg noodles, cooked, rinsed, drained (Kosher for Passover)


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the stew meat, caraway seeds, onion and paprika. Cook and stir until the meat is browned, and the onions are translucent. Add the garlic and lemon zest, and cook for about a minute, then stir in the tomato paste and beef consomme, adding water if necessary to cover the meat. Cover, and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 1/2 hours.

  2. Just before the meat is done cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and serve the goulash spooned over the egg noodles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1132 Calories
61g Fat
71g Carbs
73g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g 79%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 282mg 94%
Sodium 801mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 73g
Vitamin C 21mg 104%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 11mg 60%
Potassium 1558mg 33%

* 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.

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