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 is 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.


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...


review by:
(10 Jul 2019)

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