Grandma's German Goulash

Grandma's German Goulash


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About this recipe: A hearty home cooked favorite of mine, straight out of my grandma's kitchen. I hope you like it, too!

bakermama County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Serves: 5 

  • 1.25kg (2 1/2 lb) minced beef
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 250g (10 oz) onions
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon spicy paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr15min 

  1. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the onions and sugar until caramelised.
  2. Add the garlic. Cook another minute.
  3. Add minced beef meat and brown.
  4. In slow cooker, add beef mixture with sweet paprika, spicy paprika, thyme, bay leaf, tomato puree, chicken stock, salt and black pepper.
  5. Mix all ingredients together well, cover and cook for 2-3 hours on low to medium, stirring occasionally.
  6. About 15 minutes before goulash is ready, boil appoximately 1.25L (2 pints) of water in pot, add elbow or macaroni pasta and cook until al dente, then drain.
  7. When goulash is ready, serve over pasta.


Instead of ground beef, you can also use chuck roast or sirloin steak, cut into 1/2 inch cubes.


Instead of serving over pasta, you can serve it with white rice or better yet, a slice of warm cornbread. Great on a cold day!

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