Goulash Recipes

Whether you are looking for traditional Hungarian goulash or American goulash made with hamburger and macaroni, we have all the recipes you need right here!

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Classic Goulash

Rating: 4.49 stars
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Easy recipe for making a classic goulash. Can also be done in a slow cooker. Inspired by Paula Deen's Bobby's Goulash.

Hungarian Goulash I

Rating: 4.37 stars
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A spicy way to dress up stew beef. My mom made this when we were kids, and we loved it. It is spicy while not mouth-burning! Can be made with cheaper cuts of beef, and comes out very tender. If it gets too thick, add a little water while it's cooking. Garnish with sour cream.

Mom Sykes' Hungarian Goulash

Rating: 4.4 stars
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The lemon flavor gives you a pleasant surprise in this tender goulash served over egg noodles.

Real Hungarian Goulash (No Tomato Paste Here)

Rating: 4.38 stars
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It's hard to find a real Hungarian recipe for goulash. This is the real thing. Real goulash has no tomato paste or beans. Eat with a slice of rustic bread. Dip bread in sauce and clean the plate with the bread at the end. Can be eaten with spaetzle.

Classic Goulash

Rating: 4.49 stars
2136
Easy recipe for making a classic goulash. Can also be done in a slow cooker. Inspired by Paula Deen's Bobby's Goulash.

Chef John's American Goulash

Rating: 4.72 stars
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One of my all-time favorite comfort food meals growing up was the beef goulash they served in my school cafeteria alongside a slice of buttered white bread and a carton of milk. Little did I know that it wasn't really goulash, but an Americanized version, invented to stretch a small amount of beef into enough food for a not-so-small family. This is one of those very simple dishes that does not taste simple--perfect for your weeknight dinner rotation.

Authentic Hungarian Goulash

Rating: 4.08 stars
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This recipe was given to me by my sister, who got it from a lady visiting from Hungary in 1961.

Instant Pot® Goulash

Rating: 4.41 stars
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The best goulash recipe I've ever made! And so quick and easy with an Instant Pot®! Top with Parmesan cheese and enjoy.

Hungarian Goulash II

Rating: 4.16 stars
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This is a dish that my aunt gave me. It takes awhile to make, but it is worth it. Hope you like it. Serve over spaetzle or rice.

Nanny's Goulash

Rating: 4.27 stars
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This is my grandmother's recipe she invented back when times were tight. You can add more mushrooms and yellow squash to it. Serve over rice or egg noodles.

Mexican Goulash

Rating: 4.45 stars
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A quick mid-week dinner.

Cuban Goulash

Rating: 4.06 stars
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I first had this served over egg noodles, but served with rice is just as nice. This recipe was introduced to me by a Cuban friend when I was seven years old. To this day, (twenty years later), it remains one of my favourites. Don't be frightened by this seemingly strange combination of ingredients; this is brilliant! The nice thing about this recipe is that it doesn't require any measurements. You use an equal amount of each ingredient, so it's infinitely scalable!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Mama Long's Goulash Soup
Rating: Unrated
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This German beef stew is served over noodles for a hearty meal.
Chef John's Beef Goulash
Rating: Unrated
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See how to make this rustic Hungarian stew in a toasted caraway- and paprika-based sauce. Serve over noodles, rice, or potatoes, and garnish with sour cream.

Classic Goulash

Rating: 4.49 stars
2136

Easy recipe for making a classic goulash. Can also be done in a slow cooker. Inspired by Paula Deen's Bobby's Goulash.