Learn how to make goulash, aka Gulasch, the way Oma (that's me) makes it! It's one of my best beef recipes and it's similar to a Hungarian goulash recipe. The main difference is that the Hungarian ones usually have potatoes added and the German ones don't. But, now-a-days, even that difference doesn't always exist. :) yet some argue of this!!!
Instead of arguing over where goulash comes from, let's just enjoy it! And, it's so easy to make! REALLY!
In a large pan, brown the beef cubes in two batches in the butter or oil over high heat, removing browned meat to a bowl.
Add onions and garlic (if using) and fry until translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and the browned beef cubes.
Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
Simmer for about 1½ hours or until meat is tender.
Check seasoning and adjust as needed.
If you wish to make the gravy thicker, mix about 1 - 2 Tbsp cornstarch with a bit of cold water and stir in as needed to thicken.
Serves 4 - 6.
Add 1 lb green beans.
You can add the carrots after the goulash has simmered 45 minutes if you like it to have a bit more "texture".
1 tsp thyme is a nice addition.
You can add about 4 potatoes, cut into ½-inch cubes if you wish. Add it when you add the carrots.
Adding cayenne pepper gives a bit of spice. Or, try adding Montreal Steak Spice (totally non-German, but Opa and I like the 'kick' it gives!)
What to serve with your goulash ...
A northern German tradition is to serve the goulash over boiled potatoes. In southern German, it needs to be served with Spätzle, a homemade noodle. Above, I've served it with creamed Brussels Sprouts.
This is a cold weather favorite throughout Germany as well as at our house. Use this method of how to make goulash and then alter it according to your likes.
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