Hungarian Goulash

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45 MIN


260 g


39 g


2692 kcal


16 g


413 mg


56 g



sirloin steak ( more info step 2 )

900 g

olive oil

2 tablespoon

onion ( diced )

1/2 medium

clove garlic ( chopped )

2 cloves

turnips ( peeled and diced )

2 turnip


2 tbsp

tomato paste

1 tbsp

caraway seeds

1/2 tsp

bay leaf

1 leaf

apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp

beef broth

4 cup

green bell pepper ( chopped )

1 pepper


1/4 tsp, ground


1/4 tsp

sour cream

1 tbsp

chives ( for garnish )

1 tbsp chopped

Hungarian Goulash

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Step 1

In a Dutch oven, sauté onion and garlic with olive oil until onion begins to soften.

Step 2

Add steak and cook until browned all over.
(2 pounds sirloin steak (or similar steak), cubed and seasoned with salt and pepper)

Step 3

Add all other ingredients except the bell pepper and simmer over low heat for 90 minutes.

Step 4

Uncover and add the bell pepper.

Step 5

Let simmer an additional 30 minutes partly covered until sauce is slightly thickened and beef is very tender.

Step 6

Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and ladle into bowls for serving.

Step 7

Top with a dollop of sour cream and chives.

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Hungarian goulash is quite different from the American style. American style goulash has some of the same flavors but has been bastardized with the addition of noodles, uses ground beef, and typically contains far fewer vegetables in the mix (usually just tomato and a little green pepper). The original Hungarian dish has many variations depending on the cook, or from whose grandmother you get the recipe. The commonalities in this stew almost always include chunks of beef, onion, paprika, tomato, potato, green peppers, and caraway as a unique regional seasoning.

To make this a keto appropriate meal, I’ve lessened the amounts of some of the higher carb vegetables and swapped out the starchy potato for a more fiber-rich turnip. The slight licorice flavor of turnips also happens to pair incredibly well with the traditional caraway and paprika flavors. This is a delicious and filling meal on its own but can also be served over spiralized zucchini, spaghetti squash, or with wilted greens of any kind.

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