Beef Goulash with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Beef Goulash with Peppers
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  • 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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Sweet paprika and caraway seeds flavor this beefy goulash, along with bell peppers and diced tomatoes.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 424
    Total Fat 18 g
    Saturated Fat 5 g
    Unsaturated Fat 9 g
    Cholesterol 101 mg
    Sodium 1,153 mg
    Carbohydrates 28 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Protein 37 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)