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Easy Beef Goulash

"I found the recipe for this stovetop goulash several years ago in an old cookbook," reports Phyllis Pollock of Erie, Pennsylvania. "It really his the spot with warm home-baked bread from the bread machine and a dish of cold applesauce."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, stir-fry beef in oil for 4-5 minutes or meat is no longer pink. Add onion and green pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, water, broth, vinegar and seasonings. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and cold water until smooth. Add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 272 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.
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  • suefalk
    Dec 30, 2016

    A hearty, delicious Goulash. This one is a keeper!

  • gunslinger
    Feb 9, 2016

    My family enjoyed the beef goulash! The sauce is very tasty!

  • LeslieH
    Sep 4, 2014

    Very tasty. I served it with egg noodles instead of pasta. The only thing I would do next time is thicken it a bit more so it clings better to the noodle or pasta.

  • mamaof9
    Apr 29, 2009

    I have tripled this recipe to feed my large family of 7 children. This has been a hit with all, which is rarely the case for so many people! I left out the caraway seeds knowing that some do not like them. I substituted whole wheat flour, and reduced the vinegar. I used canned venison instead of the beef. It was a hit.

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    Mar 4, 2008

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    Jan 22, 2006

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