Omi's Beef Goulash Recipe

This beef goulash recipe is oh so good, one of the recipes with stew meat I make often.

While it's simmering away on my stove, its a good time to share this easy to make and great tasting beef goulash recipe with you.

Some beef cuts of meat which are excellent to use for beef stews, and recipes for beef goulash, would be a small beef chuck pot roast, or a blade roast, or beef chuck steak cut into cubes, fat removed. If there are bones, freeze them for later use to make a pot of beef noodle or vegetable soup.

Of course, you can always buy the stew meat already cut.

Today I am using thick slices of eye round roast which I have cut into 1" cubes.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3-4 slices bacon, cut up
  • 1 or 1 1/2 lbs. beef cubes
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp. flour mixed with 3-4 tbsp. cold water and pinch of salt.


  • Add oil to a heavy bottom pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.
  • When oil is hot, add bacon and fry until crisp.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove bacon bits to add back later.
  • Add meat to pot in bacon fat.
  • Stir occasionally while liquid from meat evaporates, then brown meat, stirring so meat does not burn.
  • Add onions and garlic to brown along with meat cubes the last 10-15 minutes.
  • Add boiling water, seasonings, bacon bits and bayleaf.
  • Cover pot and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until meat is tender.
  • Stir goulash occasionally, adding boiling water if needed.
  • When meat is tender, stir in the mixed flour, water and pinch of salt. (the salt prevents lumps from forming.)
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened.
  • Turn down heat and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring.
  • Remove from heat and adjust seasonings.
  • Ready to serve and enjoy!

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