Austrian Goulash Soup

Pamela Rappaport


We toured Austria in the winter and had a lovely tour guide named Ingrid. One of our favorite lunches was goulash soup which could be found in little cafes everywhere. She generously shared her recipe with me. I think of her every time I make this.


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15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 lb
    beef cubed small
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    good quality sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    beef bouillon paste, or 1 cube
  • 1/2 c
    tomato sauce
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 2
    potatoes, cubed
  • 1 pkg
    spaetzle (a dried german dumpling that you boil, or make homemade if you wish)

How to Make Austrian Goulash Soup


  1. heat oil in pan and brown the beef.
  2. Add the onions and saute until tender.
  3. Add the paprika and flour and toss well with the beef and onion.
  4. Add the water, bouillon, tomato sauce and salt and pepper. Stir well.
  5. Cover and simmer until meat is tender.
  6. Add the potatoes and cook until they are tender.
  7. While the soup is cooking boil the spaetzle according to the package directions. The ones I use take 25 minutes to cook.
  8. Serve by placing a generous spoonful of the spaetzle in the bowl then spoon the goulash over it.
  9. Note - some stir in a little cream as soon as you take it off the stove.

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About Austrian Goulash Soup

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tag: Heirloom

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