I've always loved goulash. The deep, rich flavors, meaty, hearty, filling. And now that I'm older and see how easy it is, I love it all the more!

If you want to make yourself some, here's a recipe that I came up with to help keep away the still chilly winter weather.

Step 1: What You Need

The list looks a bit long, but most of it is stuff you probably already have on hand, and gives the goulash a nice complex flavor.

1 Tablespoon oil
3 carrots
1/2 large onion
1 pound ground beef
A splash of wine (you could leave it out if you really had to, and if you're a minor you can have your parents add it for you)
4 cups tomato juice
4 cups drinking water
1 Tablespoon beef base (beef bullion could be substituted)
1 Tablespoon worcestershire
1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound pasta
I'm slightly confused, how can you make goulash without paprika?
I guess I didn't realize that paprika was necissary, since my mom never made it that way, and my recipe is me just updating what she did. I guess mine is just non-authentic? Looking at other recipe's on the web, there are a lot that don't have paprika. <br> <br>Next time I make it I'll try adding paprika and see how it turns out.
Sporkette, there are many customized <em>non</em>-<em>Hungarian&nbsp;</em>Goulash recipes on the www.<br> <br> Like the &quot;I Can't Believe I'm Out of (bleep-bleep) Paprika!&quot; Goulash my mom was really fond of, too. &nbsp;Maybe our moms are somehow related?<br> <br> I've heard of the rare &quot;I Hate Paprika Goulash&quot; and even the &quot;I Forgot the Paprika Goulash&quot; invented by a Hungarian with alzheimers.<br> <br> btw... Your recipe looks wonderful! ;-)

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