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Danish Goulash beef and carrots in a bowl and on a spoon
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Thick and Beefy Danish Goulash

Thick and Beefy Danish Goulash is a hearty family favorite, full of tender beef chunks in rich, dark gravy. Cozy comfort food never tasted so divine!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Danish, Hungarian
Keyword: Goulash
Servings: 8
Calories: 512kcal
Author: Erica Walker



  • Braise beef in oil until just brown on all sides.
  • Remove beef from skillet and set aside.
  • Add onions to skillet and saute until onions become clear and tender
  • Transfer beef to a large pot* and add onion soup mix, beef broth, paprika, Worcestershire, and dark soy sauce (optional). 
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour. If you want the beef to be really tender, simmer for even longer. 
  • About 20 minutes before serving, add carrots and simmer until ready to serve. 
  • Right before serving, add cornstarch to water and stir until smooth.
  • SLOWLY stir cornstarch mixture into the goulash until reaching desired consistency (you want it to be like a thin gravy consistency). Add beef broth to thin out or more cornstarch to thicken.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste before serving. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice or toast.
  • *You can also throw everything in a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.



Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1101mg | Potassium: 1206mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5550IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg