An easy recipe for Hungarian goulash with paprika calls for three pounds of beef stew meat, three onions, two tablespoons of Hungarian sweet paprika and a few other ingredients. This recipe serves about eight people and takes two hours and 15 minutes to prepare.
To make the goulash, heat 1/3 cup of vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or large cooking pot over medium heat. Slice the onions and cook them in the pot, stirring frequently until the onions are soft. Remove them and set aside in a small bowl.
Next, in a medium-sized bowl add in the paprika, two teaspoons of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper. Cut the beef stew meat into 1 1/2-inch cubes and coat the cubes evenly in the spice mixture. Place in the pot and cook until the cubes are brown on each side. Next, place the onions back in the pot and add in a six-ounce can of tomato paste, 1 1/2 cups of water, a minced clove of garlic and one teaspoon of salt. Simmer this mixture, covered, over low heat for an hour and a half to two hours, stirring occasionally. When the beef is tender, the goulash is ready to eat. Serve the goulash over noodles and garnish with sour cream.