Making your own goulash, German recipe with chef tips and cooking video, step-by-step pictures

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My Goulash recipe I present to you today. The goulash is … a classic stew. In the article I answer the most important questions about goulash cooking. The goulash cooking video shows you the preparation step by step. Help, the family comes … Quickly tidied up and then still in the kitchen? Everything goes completely relaxed. There is still time for nice conversations. So everyone will be happy and you can also make Mom coffee 😉 I wish you good success in cooking your own goulash.

1. Cook Goulash

In classic goulash, the meat is not fried, the onion cubes (the same amount as meat) are fried brown, roasted briefly with tomato puree, then sprinkled with sweet paprika (do not roast paprika, it is bitter), the meat is added and immediately infused with broth. After or during a cooking time of 60-90 minutes, season with salt, pepper, marjoram, grated untreated lemon peel, chopped caraway seeds and crushed cloves of garlic. The onions are supposed to bind the goulash, a maximum of one finely grated potato is added by professional chefs and chefs for tying. The classic goulash is rounded off by fine seasoning with freshly ground Piement.

2. Beef Goulash, the right Goulash Meat, for German and Austrian Goulash

The best goulash meat comes from the front or rear knuckle of beef. These cuts are strong in taste, juicy, boil buttery soft (also the tendons) and do not disintegrate fibrous. The meat from the neck of beef, on the other hand, is leaner, boils fibrous and is therefore not optimally suited. Noble goulash is cut from the shoulder or even from the fillet, there are innumerable variants of goulash which I would like to briefly touch in the following. Goulash won’t be tough if you use the right meat.

3. How long should a Goulash be Cooked?

The cooking time depends on the type of meat and the size of the beef cubes. Rinderwade in the cube size 3 cm needs about 1.5 hours, the meat should be cooked butter soft.
preapring goulash meat and onions

4. Goulash Meat and Onion, the right amount …macht´s 🙂

Use goulash meat and onions in the same proportion.
ingredients rule for goulash: goulash meat and onion same quantity

5. Fry Onions light brown, this is the most Important Step in Preparing Goulash

The onions are slowly roasted brown in oil or lard, after adding tomato puree (and some sugar – insider tip), briefly continue roasting, the sweet paprika is dusted and immediately extinguished with broth. The paprika must not roast any more, otherwise it becomes bitter.
step of preparing goulash roasting tomato puree

6. Side Dish Ideas for Goulash

The question, what fits to the goulash is answered in the following paragraphs.

6.1 Goulash with Potatoes

Goulash is served with cooked, peeled potatoes, which are mostly classic parsley potatoes, tossed in butter and seasoned with salt, pepper, finely chopped parsley and nutmeg.

6.2 Goulash with Noodles

Freshly and al dente cooked noodles (ribbon noodles) are tossed in foamed butter, seasoned with freshly cut parsley, salt, pepper, nutmeg and served with goulash.

6.3 Goulash with Spaetzle or Dumplings with Recipe

Freshly prepared, scraped spaetzle or dumplings, tossed in butter, sprinkled with salt, pepper and fresh parsley are served with the goulash.
Goulash from Vienna named wiener saftgulasch the extra juice with bell pepper spice is great! Goulash Recipe with Cooking Video instructions
Wiener Saftgulsch, Gulasch Wiener Art mit Nockerl oder Spätzle. Rezept Bild von Foodfotograf Thomas Sixt

6.3.1 Spätzle dough recipe for 2 persons

Mix 250 g sifted flour with 4 pinches of salt, 2 pinches of black pepper and 2 pinches of nutmeg in a bowl and mix with 3 eggs and 80-100 ml lukewarm water, then beat with a cooking spoon to a tough dough until it blisters. The dough through a Spätzlereibe directly I boiling saltwater drift. Whoever can scrape the spaetzle off the board. When the noodles float on top immediately remove with the skimmer and quench in cold water. Mix the drained noodles with vegetable oil so that they do not stick together.

7. Goulash Cooking Video

8. Recipe


Goulash recipe for the popular stew with beef. Cooking video and step-by-step photo tutorial with side dishes ideas and many tips from the professional chef.

Servings 2 Persones
Calories 1027
Total Time 120 Min.
Preparation Time 30 Min.
Cook Time 90 Min.
Goulash recipe prepare step by step with many photos and cooking video. Beef goulash, cooking times, meat selection, proportion of meat and onions, tips for the typical goulash seasoning, ideas for the goulash side dishes. This article makes you a goulash professional and the cooking video helps you to cook yourself.

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goulash recipe with video instructions


500 g onions
500 g beef goulash meat
20 ml Sunflower oil
1 tbsp. tomato puree
1 tbsp paprika spice sweet
1500 ml Beef broth
1 pc garlic
1 tsp caraway – cumin
1 tbsp. majoram
etwas lemon abrasion
black pepper
2 pinches pimienta inglesa


Peel and finely dice the onion, cut the meat into about 40-50 g cubes and sauté vigorously in a pot with a little oil. Remove the meat from the pot and sweat the onion cubes with a little more oil until light brown.

Put the meat back in the pot, roast further with the tomato paste, add the paprika powder and deglaze with the beef stock. Lightly braise the Viennese goulash with the lid on a low heat for about 1 hour.

Add the chopped garlic and the remaining finely chopped spices and continue to stew with the lid gently flowing. The meat should be pithy soft towards the end of the cooking time.

Season the beef goulash with salt, pepper and a little pimento – if necessary bind with grated potato or some mixed cornflour and serve with dumplings.

9. Calories Goulash, the Nutritional Values in Detail without Side Dishes

10. Other Goulash Recipes and other Stews

All German and Austria Goulash Recipes

pork goulash,
szegedin goulash,
veal goulash,
deer ragout,
venison goulash,
venison in pepper cream sauce,
beef ragout
vegan goulash,
potato goulash

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