Beef Goulash Recipe

March 18, 2014

Do you write a meal plan? I sit down before I go shopping every Saturday and write a list of what I am going to be eating that week. I then have a look in my cupboards to see what I have in and anything I need goes on the list. It usually works quite well, but this week I failed. I planned to have a beef stew for one of our meals, but realised that I hadn’t bought the casserole mix. I use a casserole mix as it is much easier to mix it together and throw it in the slow cooker in the morning before work. I am usually so busy rushing around it means I save a few minutes. I had to quickly come up with an alternative. I ended up making a beef goulash which was thrown together with what I had in the cupboards. It actually ended up being really tasty and I thought I would write the recipe down before I forgot it.
Beef GoulashThe dish worked perfectly in the slow cooker, but could also be made in a casserole dish or in a pan on top of the hob. While not a traditional goulash as I didn’t have any peppers to add to it, it was a very satisfying meal. I served it with chips and mangetout and managed to get a quick snap before it was devoured. My husband has requested I make this again soon so it was definitely a success. Sometimes experimental meals work really well.

Beef Goulash

A warming stew with a hint of spice.
Author Alison


  • 500 g/1lb stewing steak cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 200 ml/7fl oz beef stock
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons mayonaise


  • Chop the onions and garlic and add to the slow cooker or casserole dish
  • Chop the stewing steak into chunks and place in slow cooker.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, paprika, chilli powder to the dish.
  • Mix the flour and beef stock together to form a paste and stir into the dish.
  • I left it to cook in the slow cooker on medium for about six hours. You could also put the casserole dish in the oven at 200C for an hour and a half.
  • Just before serving stir the mayonnaise though the casserole.

This would also be really nice served with rice and a side salad.

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10 responses to “Beef Goulash Recipe”

  1. sarahhillwheeler says:

    Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention and looks like this turned out a treat. Love that you served it with chips too….can just visualise them mopping up that lovely rich sauce! #TastyTuesdays.

  2. Corina says:

    It sounds really lovely – I’ve never added mayonnaise to a beef stew before so that’s something I’d like to try.

  3. Galina V says:

    Ashamed to say that I don’t do a list for a week, and often have just a vague idea of what we’re going to have for dinner. Love your take on goulash.

  4. Honest Mum says:

    Oh wow, love traditional British grub and this is such a heartwarming dish-perfect now the weather’s turned! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  5. KgReciPes says:

    What is the meaning of mayonaise? Can you tell me in details please?

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