Old World Goulash

Old World Goulash Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


I found this recipe in a Mastercook group that I used to belong to. It was credited to Dorores Scott and here's what she said.

I have adapted this recipe from one which my maternal grandmother cooked for us. She was Czech but lived in Austria with family friends for a year when she was a teenager. There she learned to cook some Austrian dishes like this goulash.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 c
    onions, finely chopped
  • ·
    cooking oil
  • 2 lb
    roast beef, cubed (rump, round, or chuck)
  • 5 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet paprika
  • 1 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2
    lemon, rind grated
  • 1/4 tsp
    caraway seed
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    cooking oil
  • 2 c
    cubed potatoes

How to Make Old World Goulash


  1. n a heavy pan or Dutch oven, saute the onion in the cooking oil, until golden. Add the cubed beef. Add remaining ingredients, except potatoes, and bring to a boil. Allow the stew to simmer, covered, until the meat is tender. Add the cubed potatoes and cook 30 minutes longer.
  2. Serve with salad and hot bread.
  3. Note:
    This dish can also be baked in the oven, covered, for 2 hours, adding the potatoes the last 45 minutes. Or, you can use a slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours on low. Again, add the potatoes the last hour or so.

Printable Recipe Card

About Old World Goulash

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Eastern European

Leave a Comment

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!

A School Week's Worth Of Back To School Dinner Ideas Recipe

A School Week's Worth of Back to School Dinner Ideas

Kitchen Crew

It's that time of year that parents love and hate at the same time... back-to-school. I remember the days of getting back on a morning schedule, heading to the bus...

22 A+ Back-to-school Recipes

22 A+ Back-To-School Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's time to go back, back, back to school again! Check out these quick and easy dinner recipes that the entire family (yes, we said entire family...even the picky eaters)...