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authentic hungarian goulash (gulyasleves)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sasha Kamen
Dallas, TX

This authentic Hungarian goulash contains no tomatoes or green peppers or other spices: just beef, onions, potatoes, sweet Hungarian paprika and bay leaves, all topped with egg dumplings. Serve it hot with sour cream.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For authentic hungarian goulash (gulyasleves)

  • 2 tbsp. oil or shortening
  • 2 yellow onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 lb. beef chuck, cut in 1" pieces
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. imported sweet hungarian paprika
  • 1 qt. very hot water
  • 4 peeled and diced potatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • dumpling batter (see directions)
  • sour cream

How To Make authentic hungarian goulash (gulyasleves)

  • 1
    Brown onions in shortening. Reduce heat to low. Add beef, salt, pepper, and paprika. Cover and cook for 1 hour.
  • 2
    Add hot water, diced potatoes and bay leaves. Cover and simmer until potatoes are done and meat is tender.
  • 3
    Prepare egg dumpling batter: 1 slightly beaten egg 1/8 tsp. salt 1/4 c. + 2 Tblsp. flour Add salt to egg. Stir in flour. Let stand for 1/2 hour.
  • 4
    Drop dumpling mixture by teaspoonfuls onto top of goulash. Cover and simmer 5 minutes after dumplings rise to surface.
  • 5
    Serve with sour cream.

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