• Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Hungarian


Traditional Hungarian Goulash is the definition of comfort food. Rich tomato sauce with paprika and tender beef.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced and peeled carrots
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 lb. beef stew meat
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag of egg noodles
  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Add the olive oil to a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the diced onion, diced carrot, and diced green pepper.
  3. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften.
  4. Add the meat and cook for 5 before adding the garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Saute for 3 additional minutes and add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and beef broth.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, cover and reduce to a simmer.
  7. After the goulash has simmered for 20 minutes, boil a large pot of water for the egg noodles.
  8. Cook the egg noodles according to the package directions and drain.
  9. Remove the goulash from the heat and stir in the sour cream.
  10. Serve the goulash sauce over a bed of egg noodles, top with more sour cream if desired, and enjoy.