Czech Beef Goulash


Czech Beef Goulash

Hearty Czech Beef Goulash: A Savory Delight for Meat Lovers

Indulge in the rich flavors of Czech cuisine with this authentic Czech Beef Goulash recipe. Slow-cooked to perfection, this dish combines tender beef, aromatic spices, and a thick sauce for a truly satisfying meal.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

2-3 hours

2 hours 20 minutes - 3 hours 20 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, Keto, Gluten-free, Dairy-free


Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Nut-free, Soy-free



  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 25g, 8g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 8g, 3g
  • Protein: 45g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. 2.
    Add the onions and garlic to the pot and sauté until they become translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the beef cubes to the pot and brown them on all sides.
  4. 4.
    Sprinkle the sweet paprika, caraway seeds, and marjoram over the beef, stirring well to coat the meat evenly.
  5. 5.
    Stir in the tomato paste, beef broth, and red wine, ensuring that the ingredients are well combined.
  6. 6.
    Add the diced tomatoes to the pot and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. 7.
    Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Czech Beef Goulash hot with bread or dumplings.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef chuck — Choose well-marbled beef chuck for the best flavor and tenderness. Trim any excess fat before cutting it into cubes.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra depth of flavor, you can add a tablespoon of smoked paprika to the spice blend.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix a tablespoon of flour with a little water and stir it into the goulash during the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Serving advice

Serve the Czech Beef Goulash in deep bowls, allowing the thick sauce to surround the tender beef. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh parsley for added freshness.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, serve the Czech Beef Goulash in a rustic clay pot or a cast-iron skillet. The deep red color of the goulash against the dark background will create an appetizing visual contrast.