Mhmmmm das macht süchtig! – Omas berühmtes Gulasch


  • 1.5 kg beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 500 ml beef broth
  • 250 ml red wine
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Cooked noodles or mashed potatoes, for serving


  1. Prepare the Beef: Pat the beef pieces dry with paper towels. Season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Sear the Beef: Heat vegetable oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Brown the beef in batches until well-seared on all sides. Remove the beef and set aside.
  3. Saute Onions and Garlic: In the same pot, add chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add Tomato Paste and Paprika: Stir in the tomato paste and sweet paprika. Cook for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  5. Combine Spices: Add caraway seeds, marjoram, bay leaf, and diced red bell peppers. Stir well to combine.
  6. Deglaze with Red Wine: Pour in the red wine, scraping the bottom of the pot to release any browned bits. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Reintroduce the Beef: Return the seared beef to the pot, along with any accumulated juices. Mix well.
  8. Add Broth and Simmer: Pour in the beef broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours or until the beef is tender.
  9. Create a Thickening Agent: In a small bowl, mix the flour with water to create a smooth paste. Stir this paste into the goulash to thicken the sauce. Simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  10. Adjust Seasoning: Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.
  11. Serve: Remove the bay leaf. Serve the goulash over cooked noodles or mashed potatoes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  12. Enjoy: Mhmmmm das macht süchtig! (Hmm, that’s addictive!) Enjoy Omas berühmtes Gulasch, and savor the rich flavors of this traditional German dish!

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