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Magyar Beef Paprikash

Magyar Beef Paprikash

Comfort food Hungarian style! Magyar Beef Paprikash is similar to Hungarian Goulash. Bite sized pieces of Sirloin beef in a creamy sherried tomato, dijon and sour cream sauce are served over egg noodles. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hungarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 558kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 2 Pounds Boneless top sirloin or top round, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter or olive oil
  • 12 Ounces Mushrooms ,thickly sliced
  • 2 Large Yellow onions ,thinly sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato paste
  • 3 Cups Beef broth
  • 1/4 Cup Dry sherry
  • 1 Tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1 Cup Sour cream
  • 1 Pound Egg noodles or Bow tie noodles ,cooked according to package directions


  • Pat the meat dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet or dutch oven. Quickly saute the pieces of meat in a single layer until browned on both sides. Transfer to a platter and continue browning the rest of the meat, adding more butter as needed. ***Do not over crowd the meat in the pot or you will end up boiling it in it's own juice instead of browning it. 
  • Saute the mushrooms in the same pot over low heat. Add more butter as needed. Cook for about 5 minutes then transfer to a plate.
  • Melt more butter and saute the onions until tender but not browned. About 5 minutes. Transfer to the plate with mushrooms.
  • Add the mustard and tomato paste to the pot and stir to combined. Slowly mix in 2 cups of the beef broth to make a smooth sauce. Scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in the sherry and paprika. Return mushrooms and onions to the pot and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. 
  • Place sour cream in a small bowl and gradually add remaining beef broth to it.  Stirring constantly to prevent clumps. Pour into the pot stirring constantly. Add beef back to pot and simmer for 3 minutes on low heat. 
  • Pour over cooked noodles and stir to combine. Let sit covered for about 10 minutes and serve. 


Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 840mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3.9mg