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Perfect Austrian Goulash recipe
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Perfect Austrian Goulash Recipe

Amazing Austrian Goulasch Recipe with Spaetzl ( Austrian Pasta)
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Austrian
Keyword: Austrian, Austrian goulash
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 451kcal


  • 1 kilo beef cut in pieces
  • 1 kilo onions
  • 3 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato concentrate
  • 1 tsp salt
  • skin of a lime

Spaetzle Ingredients

  • 500 gr flour
  • 6 eggs
  • salt
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Cut the beef into large chunks and set aside, cut the onions put them in a pan with butter and fried them for 1 min, add the paprika, and fried for 2 min more.
  • Add the beef and add salt (this step is really important) add the skin of the lime and cover and let it cook for over 2 hours in medium temp.
  • Thanks to the salt, the beef will release their on juice, and you will not need to add water at all, it is important you cooked longer in medium temperature, stirring time to time.
  • Cook it till the onions disappear, and the beef is soft, and that’s it!
  • The best way to accompany this delicious dish is of course with Spaetzel, a kind of soft egg noodle found in the cuisines of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary… But gnocchi is also fine.

Spaetzle Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients, till you have a sticky soft dough.
  • let the mix rest for 20 min
  • Cook them in a large pot of saltwater, and you can add them one by one with a little spoon, or by using a Spaetzel-panel. Cook them till they come up and float on the surface.


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 16.6g