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Beef Goulash with Spaetzle

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This is a beef goulash recipe along with a recipe for spaetzle.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes


  • 3 pounds boneless lean beef chuck, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 cup water


Heat butter in a Dutch oven or stock pot over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Season beef with salt and pepper and paprika; add to the onions and cook for 20 minutes. Add water. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, or until beef is tender. Check occasionally and add more water if necessary.


  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash nutmeg
  • dash paprika
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Sift dry ingredients together into mixing bowl. Add eggs and water; beat with spoon until smooth. Dampen end of a cutting board and put on about 1/3 of the dough. Smooth a small amount of dough to be thin with spatula. Cut off small strips of the dough into a pot of boiling salted water. (Dip spatula in water several times through cutting spaetzle.) If dough is too thin to hold together, add some flour. Lift spaetzle out, place in a serving dish, and pour some of the melted butter over them. Repeat with remaining dough.
Serve hot with goulash.

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 5 out of 5
We make this all the time..., Member stefj

This is a great, easy, delicious meal. we skip the spaetzle and just use frozen egg noodles, but the goulash is outstanding! Everyone asks me for the recipe!

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