Gypsy Goulash

Goulash or stew is pretty much the same throughout the world. It is a combination of meat and vegetables with a gravy that is cooked for a long period of time to tenderize the contents of the pot. It is simple and hearty and served up with a loaf of whole grain bread is very satisfying.
Course Main Course
Keyword hearty, stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Author Chef Seika Groves


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp marjoram crushed
  • 1 tsp caraway seed crushed
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 6 Roma tomatoes chopped or1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 lb onions sliced
  • 3 lb chicken I use a whole chicken and cut away the meat keeping the carcass for soup, cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 green peppers cut into strips for a mild stew or a good sized green chili pepper chopped for a spicy stew


  • Heat the butter/margarine in a large pot on stove or in a kettle over an open fire.
  • Combine marjoram, caraway seed, lemon peel, and garlic; add to tomato chopped/paste then into the pot. Mix in the onions and cook, stirring occasionally until soft.
  • Sprinkle paprika over all and blend in well.
  • Add chicken that has been tossed in a mixture of the salt, pepper. Cook until chicken starts to brown. Add water and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  • Cover and simmer until meat is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Just before serving, mix in green pepper/chili and cook, uncovered, about 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.


I have said all there is to say. Now go and make this delicious meal and eat until you can eat no more and in the communal style of the Gypsies share it with your family and friends!