Authentic Hungarian Goulash (Gulyasleves)

Sasha Kamen


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.

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Stove Top


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


1Brown onions in shortening. Reduce heat to low. Add beef, salt, pepper, and paprika. Cover and cook for 1 hour.
2Add hot water, diced potatoes and bay leaves. Cover and simmer until potatoes are done and meat is tender.
3Prepare 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.
4Drop dumpling mixture by teaspoonfuls onto top of goulash. Cover and simmer 5 minutes after dumplings rise to surface.
5Serve with sour cream.

About Authentic Hungarian Goulash (Gulyasleves)

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Hungarian
Other Tag: Heirloom