Hungarian goulash

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By: Kevin Woodford From: Good Food Live

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.47 / 5 (15 votes)

Prep time:
25 min
Cook time:
1 hr 15 min

For a hearty meal try Kevin Woodford's recipe for a classic Eastern European beef stew flavoured with paprika


1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas 6.

2. Mix together the paprika and coriander and dust the beef with the mixture.

3. Heat the oil in a casserole. Add the beef, season with salt and fry until browned on all sides.

4. Stir in the onion, garlic, peppercorns, leeks, carrots and celery. Cover the casserole and cook, covered, for 1 minute.

5. Uncover the casserole. Stir in the flour, mixing well, and cook for 30 seconds.

6. Add the tomato puree, hot chilli sauce and red wine, mixing together, and then add the stock.

7. Cook in the oven for 1 hour, until the beef is tender and the sauce has reduced.

8. Stir in the gherkins.

9. Serve the goulash with either mashed potato or small dumplings.


  • 4 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 350 g silverside beef, cubed
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • black pepper
  • 75 g red onions, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 16 black peppercorns, roughly crushed
  • 50 g leeks, finely diced
  • 75 g carrots, finely diced
  • 50 g celery, finely diced
  • 20 g flour
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp hot chilli sauce
  • 75 ml red wine
  • 850 ml brown stock
  • 50 g gherkins, sliced

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Latest Comment


This is a lovely recipe. I used fresh chillies though as like to use fresh spices where possible. Didn't add the gheerkins.

Have recommended to friends and will cook for dinner suppers etc.

PatsyS24695 PatsyS24695  Posted 01 Oct 2010 9:27 AM

cooked this meal for my partner really nice, i added extra wine and served with rice, no gherkins, great weekend treat.

ClaireR81241 ClaireR81241  Posted 10 Feb 2009 9:44 PM