Beef Goulash with Potatoes

Photo: Bryan Gardner
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

Serve this rich beef stew over egg noodles on day two.


  • 2 pounds skirt steak, cut crosswise into 4-inch-long pieces

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 medium yellow onions, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika, preferably Hungarian

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth

  • 1 ½ pounds baby potatoes, halved

  • Sour cream and chopped fresh parsley, for serving


  1. Season steak with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook steak in batches, turning, until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; cut into bite-size pieces.

  2. Add onions and vinegar to pot; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and spices; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add broth and potatoes; bring to a gentle boil and cook until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

  3. Return steak to pot, along with any juices. Cook until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve half of stew for next day; serve remainder with sour cream, parsley, and more pepper.

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