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Beef Paprika

"My husband, Don, and I loved this savory dish when we first sampled it at a party," notes Nancy Nielsen of Orange, Connecticut. "Of course, I had to have the recipe, which I have downsized to serve just the two of us. This hearty entree featuring tender beef is one of our favorites."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3/4 pound beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Hot cooked noodles


  • In a large saucepan, brown beef in oil on all sides. Add onion; cook until onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add 1/2 cup of water, ketchup, brown sugar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard and cayenne; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until beef is tender.
  • Combine flour and remaining water until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with noodles.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 359 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 1054mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • BilliePock
    Nov 16, 2017

    This was so good. Perfect amount for my hubby and 1. Will definitely make again.

  • lvarner
    Sep 7, 2015

    This is delicious! My only suggestion would be to add about 1/2 tsp. of caraway seeds prior to the long simmer for some extra flavor. I have also served this over pasta or rice when out of noodles.

  • kacylynn
    Sep 23, 2014

    Delicious! Reminds me of a stroganoff dish my German Grandmother made. I serve it over egg noodles with a salad and homemade buttery bubble bread (another wonderful recipe from TOH). It is very hearty and one of my husbands' favorites.

  • nuggetsalad
    Jan 28, 2013

    This recipe is SO good! I used penne noodles, but next time, I will use egg noodles. I will be making this again soon.

  • duanesarah
    Oct 21, 2012

    Ever since this was originally published in 2002, it became my favorite way to fix stew meat. So glad to see it online too!

  • Talone
    Jul 20, 2011

    Thickness of Gravy/Sauce and even flow of taste of the Spices, makes this Recipe a Five Star Rating! Paul Morris-Belcourt, North Dakota!

  • Talone
    Jul 20, 2011

    The KEY ingredient is Thickness of the Gravy/Sauce! Too thin and it is just like beef stew! Thickness of Gravy and even flow of taste of the Spices makes this dish a Five Star Rating. Pmorris-Belcourt, N.D.Pmorris-Wildwood, New Jersey