Tender beef in a flavorful sauce, served over egg noodles. This Hungarian Goulash is comfort in a bowl.
This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.
This week the Sunday Supper crew has teamed up with American Family Insurance for this very special Sunday Supper event.
You see, American Family Insurance is hosting a special event called the “Back to The Family Table Campaign.” The name alone shows you how much this aligns with the mission of Sunday Supper – we are encouraging families to come together around the family table, sharing great food and making memories to cherish.
So keeping with this theme, this week the Sunday Supper contributors are sharing favorite meals from our childhoods, and ways to bring your family together in the kitchen.
My family has a long history of multiple generations gathering in the kitchen.
I can say too, that while formal dining rooms are nice, I have always preferred the “Eat-In” kitchen. I love for friends and family to be able to sit at the table while I cook, or to be able to use the table for additional work space – making more room for more hands in the kitchen.
I have often had my kiddos helping make dishes. I find that kids are more apt to try new foods, if they are included in the cooking process.
One year I took getting kids in the kitchen to a new level, by having a Home Ec class with other homeschool kids. They had a ball with that, made memories and learned a lot!
The recipe that I am sharing today is a simple dish that my mother made and I now I make for my family. It is called Hungarian Goulash. I honestly have no idea where she got the recipe, where it came from or how authentically “Hungarian” it is, but this is what it was called, and I’m sticking with it!
To begin, finely dice a small onion and mince 3 cloves of garlic.
In a Dutch oven, sauté the onion and garlic in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil until the are tender. Scoop them out and set them aside for a moment.
Add another tablespoon of evoo to the pot, and brown a pound of beef stew meat. This can be round steak cut up or any other cut you like.
When the beef is browned, add your onion and garlic back in.
Now to add in all the rest of the goodies. The first may sound strange, but trust me, a cup of ketchup, 3 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and a teaspoon each of salt and pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon of paprika.
a half teaspoon of dry mustard
And then about a half teaspoon of tobasco sauce.
Stir this all together. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover it with the lid slightly cracked and simmer if for about 2 hours.
When it is nearly done, cook some egg noodles or similar pasta to serve this with.
When the cooking period is done, whisk together in a small cup, 2 tablespoons of corn starch and 1/3 cup of cold water. Bring the contents in the pot to a rolling boil, and add in the cornstarch water. Stir this all together and cook for a minute. This will thicken the sauce. Place the cooked pasta and the sauce together in a large serving bowl, and toss to combine.
Serve and enjoy!
- 1 lb stew meat or round steak cut up
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tb olive oil
- 3 c water
- 1 c ketchup
- 2 Tb brown sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp dry mustard
- ½ tsp tobasco sauce
- 2 Tb corn starch
- ⅓ c water
- Egg Noodles
- In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and add the onion and garlic. Sauté them a bit until just tender. Scoop them out into a dish and set aside for a moment. Add in the beef and cook it until it is browned. Add the onion & garlic back in, along with the water, ketchup, salt, pepper, paprika, brown sugar mustard powder and tobasco sauce. Bring it to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Crack the lid just a bit, and simmer on low for 2 - 2½ hours. The longer you simmer it, the more tender the meat will be. When it is done, thicken the sauce but bringing the sauce to a boil, whisk the corn starch and remaining water together and add in to the sauce. Let it cook for just a minute. Serve on cooked noodles.
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