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Try this traditional goulash recipe...

★★★★★ Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars. 5 Ratings
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  • Recipe:

    Sent in by Melanie, Hartlepool

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Freezable


Total time
1 Hr 50 Mins
Preparation time
10 Mins
Cooking time
1 Hr 40 Mins
  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 pepper (red or green), sliced

  • garlic puree

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp cayenne (optional)

  • 3 carrots, sliced

  • 400g diced beef (or use raw beef chunks)

  • 400g chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp plain flour

  • 2 tbsp tomato puree

  • 500ml beef stock

  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt (or soured cream)

  • fresh parsley

  • 2 tbsp oil

  1. Preheat oven to 170'C/Gas mark 3

  2. Fry the onion in about 2 tbsp of oil for 5 minutes

  3. Add the red or green pepper (or both) and cook for 2 minutes

  4. Add 2 good squirts of garlic puree, 2 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp cayenne pepper and mix

  5. Add the carrots and take off the heat (sometimes I add 1-2 potatoes)

  6. Meanwhile, put the diced beef diced in the bottom of a casserole dish (or slow cooker) and sprinkle with 2 tbsp of flour

  7. Add the can of chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and 500ml of beef stock and stir well

  8. Add all the other ingredients from the pan and mix together

  9. Put in the oven for about 1 1/2 hours (or 8 hours in the slow cooker) checking on it and stirring it from time to time

  10. When you take it out, mix in 2 tbsp of natural yoghurt or soured cream, and fresh parsley and serve with rice and crusty bread

You will need

Frying pan

Casserole dish

Or slow cooker


Why not buy a large beef joint for your Sunday dinner and use the leftovers to make goulash on Monday?

If using raw beef, coat in the flour and brown for a couple of minutes before adding to the casserole or slow cooker.


For a less spicy version, leave out the cayenne if serving to young children


★★★★★ Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars. 5 Ratings
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  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Very tasty and warming! :)

    Reviewed on 30/11/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Very tasty dish, I have been waiting to use the slow cooker and this was perfect for it!

    Reviewed on 05/11/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    We made a vegetarian version and added some dumplings - very tasty although we did make the less spicy version to save our tongues :)

    Reviewed on 04/04/15

  • kerry v

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    All the family love this.

    Reviewed on 27/01/15

  • Guest

    ★★★☆☆ Rated 3 out of 5 stars.

    Tasty but not a traditional goulash. I make a batch when I'm off work and then freeze half which comes in handy on a work night

    Reviewed on 26/01/15

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