Hungarian Beef and Pepper Goulash

Pressure cookers are a great addition to any kitchen. I recently got one and my roommate had the idea of making this hearty dish his mom used to make at home.

What’s special here is the Hungarian sweet paprika. It’s a great source of antioxidants and antibacterial compounds. Traditionally, it’s used to treat sore throats, nasal bleeding, joint pain, and fevers.


  • 2 oz bacon
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 large onion
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell pepper
  • 4 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika (regular paprika works fine)
  • 1/3 cup GFCF sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Dice bacon
  • Chop onion and both bell peppers into 1-in pieces
  • Cut beef stew meat into 1-in cubes
  • On medium heat and uncovered, cook bacon in the pressure cooker for 4-5 min or until crisp
  • Add chopped onion and cook for 1 min
  • On medium heat, add beef and brown for 4-8 min, turning as needed
  • Add bell peppers
  • In a separate bowl, thoroughly mix 1/2 cup water, tomato paste and paprika
  • Add to cooker
  • Cover and bring to high pressure
  • Once stabilized, pressure cook on lower setting for 10 minutes
  • Carefully release pressure
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Add the sour cream and stir
  • Makes 4-6 servings

Now if you don’t have a pressure cooker or want to use a regular pot or crock pot to slow cook:
Just fry the bacon, brown the meat, combine everything except the sour cream, and simmer for 3-5 hours. Finally season to taste, add the sour cream, and serve.



  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free


Paprika facts and uses in cooking


  1. realheartu48

    there are literally too many paprikas

  2. 271powerago

    there are literally 3

  3. barasuchi8320


  4. realheartu48

    no way i’m pretty sure there are more

  5. metasimopra

    i think i wanna make this just for the name alone, “goulash”

  6. barasuchi8320


  7. 393advant

    what’s seltzer water?

  8. 271powerago

    carbonated water. probably helps tenderize or something

  9. 75qtprinz

    yay! a dish from my culture is featured here

  10. 464theop

    oh so it doesnt have to do with hungar?

  11. 75qtprinz

    oh you’re just hilarious, i think you’re thinking hung”e”r

  12. 464theop

    wait so what’s hungarian

  13. 75qtprinz

    Hungarians are from the country of Hungary

  14. 464theop

    I wasn’t the brightest in geometry

  15. 75qtprinz

    i hate to point it out, but i think you mean geometry

  16. 464theop

    Evidently I don’t english so good neither

  17. 75qtprinz

    too funny, but you’re fine. just try the dish, maybe you’ll remember Hungary then

  18. bo43perc

    that’s the real mind-body connectiong right thur

  19. 464theop

    Good point, thank you kind stranger

  20. barasuchi8320

    …………………. GOULASH

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