I have been making this exact beef goulash stew for about 18 years. Of course, I am eating this very meal my entire life. Beef Goulash is near and dear to my heart.
I made goulash stew before with turkey meat, chicken and pork as well, yet there is something about beef when it is combined with the onion, garlic, and different vegetables, and then slow cooked.
Well, I must say that I absolutely adore slow-cooked meals!
I remember my growing up in Southeastern Europe (Balkan) with each spoon I take. We had a huge pot on the table probably once a week and I loved it.
It was my absolute favorite, the most loved soups around then, a soup that looks much like a stew, and when you dip that homemade bread. Oh, boy, it is like Heaven on Earth. It is also called Krompir Paprikash (Potato Goulash).
It can be made thick like a sauce, so you would serve it over mashed or boiled potatoes or even rice. However, I assume it is more popular as a soup.
Paprikash: if I have to translate, it originates from the word paprika meaning pepper, and I assume it is called that way because we use Hungarian Paprika in this dish.
Also, you must add potatoes close to the end so they keep their form. I mean the comfort, the flavor. Most of the time, I go for a second plate. It is just so delicious.
Goulash is originated from the medieval Kingdom of Hungary, and now the entire world is enjoying this delightful and satisfying soup!
If you never ate it before this got to go on your must-eat list. Of course, each country or household has its own version, and I am showing you my way of making it.