Beef Goulash Recipe

Beef Goulash Recipe

Based on a traditional Serbian stew, this rich beef and vegetable goulash casserole is delicious and super easy to make. Instead of topping with starchy dumplings, I’ve chosen to top with scalloped potatoes.

Beef Goulash Recipe

By: Georgia Harding

Based on a traditional Serbian stew, this rich beef and vegetable goulash casserole is delicious and super easy to make.



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  • 1kg brisket or chuck steak, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 red capsicums, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp ground sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp rapadura
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 4 potatoes, peeled & thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste
  • Parsley leaves, chopped to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 150ºC.
  • Place the beef, onion, garlic, capsicum, carrots, celery, herbs and spices, rapadura, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar and stock or broth into a Dutch oven or casserole dish. Mix to combine and cook for 90 mins with the lid on or covered with foil.
  • Remove the lid, increase the oven temperature to 180ºC and cook for another hour or until reduced.
  • Toss the potato slices with olive oil and seasoning. Place on top of the stew and bake for 30 mins or until the potato is cooked through and golden brown.
  • Once cooked, garnish with parsley and serve.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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