Wolfgang Puck's Beef Goulash


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Why I Love This Recipe

Goulash, of course, comes from Hungary and is probably the Hungarians' most famous dish. The most important ingredient is the paprika, which gives it an almost roasted taste, and of course a little spiciness. And the key to success is cooking it slowly, at a gentle simmer. But it’s really easy, so enjoy! We always serve it with spaetzle, those wonderful little dumplings from Austria.


Ingredients You'll Need

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cups onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon caraway seeds, toasted and ground
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon spicy paprika
2 tablespoons minced fresh marjoram leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 cups chicken stock
2 1/2 pounds beef shank, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Directions

In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the onions and sugar until caramelized. Add the garlic and caraway seed. Cook another minute.


Add the sweet and sharp paprika, marjoram, thyme and bay leaf. Sauté another minute, until fragrant.


Add the tomato paste. Deglaze with the vinegar and the stock and add the pieces of beef shank, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook until very tender, about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.


Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.


Serve with Spaetzle on the side


Serves 6


Questions, Comments & Reviews


Hi Carol,
Thank you for this recipe!. We have a recipe for Goulash which our late sister in law Johanna gave us, however that doesn't call for carraway seeds. Johanna was born in a small village near Gratz, Austria. Next time we decide to prepare Goulash we will try your recipe.

Have a Super Day!

God Bless,
Axel & Kathie


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