Beef Goulash with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Beef Goulash with Peppers
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  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
424 Calories
18g Fat
28g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 424
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 1153mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 37g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sweet paprika and caraway seeds flavor this beefy goulash, along with bell peppers and diced tomatoes.


  • 1 1/2 pounds cubed stew beef or combination of beef and pork
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water or ​beef broth
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 6 medium potatoes, but in 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon flour mixed with 2 tablespoons water, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Brown the beef cubes in the oil in a Dutch oven or stockpot.

  2. Add onion and cook until lightly browned, ​or about 5 to 8 minutes. Add herbs and seasonings, tomatoes, water or broth, and bell pepper.

  3. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.

  4. Add potatoes and cook until tender, about 15 minutes longer.

  5. If desired, thicken with a paste made with 1 tablespoon of flour mixed with 2 tablespoons of water, then cook until thickened.