This Danish Goulash is the perfect Sunday-dinner/comfort food meal. Rich, meaty, and oh so delicious!
Goulash is something that my husband had a lot of when he was living in Denmark (even though I believe it is a Hungarian dish). He loved the dark, rich gravy and the tender chunks of beef… I mean, who wouldn’t?! Years ago he begged me to try and duplicate it and finally this final recipe is the one he said is right on the money.
Now a few notes about this version. I tried and tried to get the gravy right but every time I made it, my husband would say, “it’s good, but in Denmark the gravy is more rich” (I wanted to get it perfect so I told him to be brutally honest each time). There is just something about the beef broth in Denmark that is rich and dark, something that the beef broth in the U.S. is lacking. Finally, I pulled out the dark soy sauce, added a few shakes and it was perfect! It may not be what the Danes use to darken it up (I am actually pretty certain they don’t) BUT it works! It FINALLY got the stamp of approval. I am open to suggestions from any Danes out there reading this–but honestly, I think this is as close as you are going to get without going to Denmark. Try it, you will see!
This is a great way to use up your leftover Sunday roast. This makes it ridiculously easy and it tastes amazing. Make things easy on yourself and take shortcuts, that is totally fine!
Along those same lines, I wanted to mention that our favorite way of making this lately is in the slow cooker. It is just so EASY. Braise the beef and throw it all in the Crock pot.. boom, your done. You will still want to add some cornstarch mixture to thicken it up at the end, but that’s it. That’s all you have to do and you are finished.
We like to serve this over mashed potatoes but you can certainly cut up the potatoes and put it in with the carrots and serve it “stew” style.