Lemon Goulash

    1 hour 50 minutes

    This is my take on a traditional Hungarian goulash, which I've made a touch tangier with the addition of some lemon zest. Great comfort food!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1kg cubed beef stew meat
    • 1 pinch caraway seeds
    • 500g onions, sliced
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 185g tomato paste
    • 1 1/3 cups (330ml) beef stock
    • 300g egg noodles, cooked, rinsed, drained

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the stew meat, caraway seeds, onion and paprika. Cook and stir until the meat is browned and the onions are translucent.
    2. Add the garlic and lemon zest and cook for about a minute, then stir in the tomato paste and beef stock, adding water if necessary to cover the meat. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 1/2 hours.
    3. Just before the meat is done cooking bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and serve the goulash spooned over the egg noodles.

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    I'm sorry but that is not a goulash! I know because I'm Hungarian! I would never put lemon and egg noodles into goulash.  -  09 Sep 2014


    AWESOME!! I had some hungarian goulash at the cheesecake factory and decided to attempt it at home. It was absolutely wonderful!! Not too spicy, tender beef and exploding with flavor!!  -  05 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Good authentic Gulasch (german spelling) recipe. There is also a soup, which we always made with oxtail. So the reviewer stating Goulash is a soup is 50% correct. We serve the Goulash with boiled potatoes (Salzkartoffel), rice and spaetzle. Truly a great fall and winter dish.  -  09 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)