Czech Republic’s take on goulash just as my grandma makes it! more Czech comfort food that brings back all the nostalgia 🙂

Serves: 4, long cook time for reducing ~2 hours


  • 3 large onions, diced
  • 500-700 grams of stew beef – e.g. chuck steak, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 3 minced garlic gloves
  • 250 grams of pasta or 1 Czech dumpling loaf
  • 50 grams of butter and olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of plain flour
  • 400ml of beef stock
  • 200ml red wine
  • caraway seeds
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. place a generous amount of oil and the butter in a hot large pot
  2. put onion in the pot, brown the onions
  3. place beef, paprika and flour into the pot
  4. once the beef is seared, place stock, wine, tomato paste, caraway seeds and bay leaves into the pot. season as require
  5. boil on low heat for 1.5-2 hours or until adequately reduced
  6. place garlic in the last 5 minutes, season again as required. remove bay leaf.
  7. boil past of your choice or make Czech dumpling during the cook

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