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Beef Goulash Soup Recipe

Beef Goulash Soup Recipe

Paprika, cayenne pepper and caraway spice up tender chunks of beef, potatoes and carrots in this tantalizing tomato-based soup from field editor Sharon Wilson Bickett of Chester, South Carolina. She garnishes each bowl with a dollop of sour cream.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • Sour cream


  • 1. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook and stir the beef, onion and green pepper in oil until meat is browned on all sides; drain. Stir in the next 10 ingredients. bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste and caraway seeds. Cover and simmer 25-30 minutes longer or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 160 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Reviews for Beef Goulash Soup

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Sorry to say we thought this had too much tomato and needed some additional flavor."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.