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Beef Stew with Paprika and Caraway

6 Servings

FAST: 1½ hours
Slow: 7-8 hours 30 minutes active

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This simple stew, our version of Austrian goulash, derives much of its bold flavor and rich color from sweet and hot paprika, so make sure the paprika you use is fresh and fragrant. For the deepest, earthiest flavor, we recommend seeking out true Hungarian paprika; we use a combination of sweet and hot to achieve just the right degree of spice. Serve with egg noodles, spätzle or mashed potatoes.




Don't forget to crush the caraway seeds so they release their full flavor into the cooking liquid. Use either a mortar and pestle or pulse them in an electric spice grinder. But don't pulverize the seeds to a powder; they should still have a good amount of texture.

FAST: 1½ hours
Slow: 7-8 hours

30 minutes active


  • 4

    pounds boneless beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1½-inch chunks

  • 6

    tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika, divided


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Brian F.
May 20, 2023
Will make again
Almost as good as my Hungarian goulash but this recipe is much easier.
Michael L.

Incredible recipe and so easy. I didn’t have caraway seeds but still a wonderful dish

Diana L.

I made this today. It was delicious. I have served it with I will be making this again MANY TIMES.

Kelsey C.

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