Beef & Broccoli with Paprika Sauce


Beef & Broccoli with Paprika Sauce

Hungarian Beef & Broccoli Delight

In Hungarian cuisine, we embrace hearty and flavorful dishes. This adaptation of the classic Chinese Beef & Broccoli incorporates the rich and smoky flavors of Hungarian paprika. Tender beef strips and vibrant broccoli florets are coated in a luscious paprika sauce, creating a satisfying and comforting meal.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Dairy-free


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Chinese Beef & Broccoli typically features a soy-based sauce, this Hungarian adaptation replaces it with a paprika sauce. The addition of paprika adds a distinct smoky flavor and vibrant red color to the dish, giving it a unique Hungarian twist. We alse have the original recipe for Beef & Broccoli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 12g, 4g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the sliced beef and cook until browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  3. 3.
    In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. 4.
    Add the sliced red bell pepper and broccoli florets to the skillet. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.
  5. 5.
    Sprinkle the sweet Hungarian paprika over the vegetables and stir well to coat.
  6. 6.
    In a small bowl, whisk together the beef broth, tomato paste, caraway seeds, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture into the skillet.
  7. 7.
    Return the cooked beef to the skillet and stir everything together.
  8. 8.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the beef is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Beef & Broccoli with Paprika Sauce hot over steamed rice or noodles.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — For tender beef, slice it against the grain. This will help to break down the muscle fibers and ensure a more tender result.
  • Paprika — Choose a good quality sweet Hungarian paprika for the best flavor. Adjust the amount according to your preference for spiciness.

Tips & Tricks

  • To add a smoky flavor, you can use smoked paprika instead of sweet paprika.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a little water and add it to the skillet during the simmering process.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables such as mushrooms or carrots for extra flavor and texture.
  • Serve the dish with a dollop of sour cream on top for a creamy twist.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated for a quick and delicious meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Hungarian Beef & Broccoli with Paprika Sauce hot over a bed of steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with fresh parsley or chopped green onions for a pop of color and freshness.

Presentation advice

Arrange the beef slices and broccoli florets on top of the rice or noodles, and drizzle the paprika sauce over them. Sprinkle some additional paprika on top for an extra touch of Hungarian flair.