Mark Twain Hotel Gypsy Beef Goulash

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 39m
Ready In

"From the " Ford Treasury of Favorite Recipes from Favorite Eating Places" Volume 3. From the Mark Twain Hotel, Elmira NY. cooking time will be until the beef is tender ."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (506.9 g)
  • Calories 515
  • Total Fat - 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 152.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1014.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 58.4 g
  • Calcium - 88.5 mg
  • Iron - 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 97.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Melt lard in a skillet and brown the sliced onions.

Step 2

Remove the onions and place them in a Dutch oven.

Step 3

Brown the beef in the same pan drippings.

Step 4

Add paprika, marjoram, garlic and some salt and pepper (to taste). Stir the mixture in the skillet; then pour it all into the dutch oven.

Step 5

Add the green peppers to the dutch oven.

Step 6

Add enough beef broth to the dutch oven to cover. Simmer for 60 minutes.

Step 7

Cream the flour sour cream together.

Step 8

Stir into the sauce and cook, stirring often, until the goulash is smooth and thickened.

Step 9

Add the caraway seeds and cook a little longer.

Step 10

Before serving, add more salt and pepper if needed.

Step 11

Serve over rice or noodles.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


We really enjoyed the flavors this dish offered...I cut the recipe in half and used a beef consume instead of broth...I served it over German spaetzle...


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(10 Jul 2019)