Hungarian Goulash Recipe For Supper

By | May 22, 2009

Vegetarian Hungarian Goulash Recipe

Goulash Recipe Ingredients

1 lb round or rump of lean beef, cubed
1 celery rib – (2 oz), sliced
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
8 oz cabbage, cored, shredded
2 tomatoes – (10 oz total) seeded and then chopped
2 onions – (approximately 10 oz), thinly sliced
1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups of canned low-sodium and fat-free beef broth
8 oz dry noodles, no cholesterol type
Olive oil or cooking spray, as needed
Black pepper – freshly-ground, as per individual preference


  1. Take a large nonstick pot with a lid. Coat lightly with some cooking spray.
  2. Put the pot over medium heat and add the celery, garlic and onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes till the onions have turned pink and fragrant.
  3. Add the cubed beef and sauté over slightly higher flame. Keep turning the beef pieces till they are well browned on both sides.
  4. Sprinkle the all purpose flour and the paprika, mix well. Slowly add the broth while stirring continuously. Mix and cover the pot with the lid. Simmer for about an hour.
  5. After that, stir in the chopped tomatoes, caraway seeds and cabbage. Mix and cover again. Let it simmer for another 45 minutes till the beef becomes tender and all the flavors have mixed well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. While the beef cooks, boil water in a pot and make the dry noodles as per the directions on the packet. Drain the noodles when done and keep aside.
  7. To serve, take four deep platters and make a bed of noodles in the center of each. Pour the goulash on top of the noodles and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information:
(Amounts per serving)

457kcal          12g                 6g               86mg              77mg

No. of Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours

Health Tips:

  • Hungarian goulash is a low sodium, low cholesterol stew with moderate amounts of protein and plenty of nutrients.
  • This is a very versatile recipe and other vegetables of your choice like carrots, parsnip, peppers can be added or substituted to suit your personal taste.
  • Caraway seeds can be replaced by kidney beans. This also increases the protein and iron content of the recipe. Finely chopped potatoes are generally added to thicken the soup.
  • Instead of noodles, Hungarian goulash can be served with plain or egg pasta, or sauerkraut and rice.