Veal Goulash

With this Veal Cream Goulash recipe you cook goulash just like your mom would at home. This dish is becoming increasingly rare on the menus because good quality veal is expensive.

Use best veal from organic farmers, it tastes better. In this article you’ll learn everything you need to know about cooking veal goulash yourself:

Which meat is ideal for veal goulash? How does a Viennese style veal goulash work? Which side dishes go well with goulash?

Good success! Let it taste good!

1. Which Meat to use for Veal Goulash and Veal Ragout?

For the veal goulash you need meat from the neck, chest, shoulder or meat from loosened front calves. Order veal for ragout or goulash from the butcher.

Let the butcher or butcher cut the meat into 3-4 cm cubes and process the meat quite quickly.

2. Veal Goulash Viennese Style

The classic Viennese veal cream goulash is bound with sour cream and flour and seasoned with lemon zest and lemon juice. Brief description: Roast onion cubes in oil until light brown, add parica powder, deglaze with white wine and vegetable stock, add meat, season, cover and at best stew in the oven (real braise) until soft.  Remove meat, bring sauce to the boil, mix sour cream (1/8) with flour (20 g) well and refine the sauce with it. Important: The sauce must boil strongly for a few minutes so that the flour taste evaporates. In addition there are Nockerl which are called regionally differently also Spätzle. The dumpling recipe can be found in the side dishes.

3. Veal Goulash Side Dishes

The following side Dishes are perfectly for the veal goulash:

Wide noodles: Cook the pasta in salted water until al dente, drain, drain well and toss in foamed butter in a pan.  Season the butter noodles with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Dumplings or spaetzle: Mix 500 g flour with 4 eggs and 2 egg yolks, 180-200 ml milk and 1 tablespoon melted butter with a wooden spoon in a bowl and whip, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and work with the spaetzle slicer in boiling salted water. Take the dumplings or spaetzle out of the water when they float on top. Before serving, toss the dumplings or spaetzle in foamed butter or nut butter, season and serve.

4. Veal Cream Goulash Recipe from the Viennese Chef

My following recipe is inspired by a dear friend, who worked for a long time in the Viennese gastronomy in a well-known hotel. I wish you every success and look forward to receiving your feedback via the comment function.

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5 from 17 votes
5 from 17 votes
Veal Goulash
Veal cream goulash recipe by Thomas Sixt with detailed instructions on variations and side dishes. Including tips from the Viennese chef!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: German Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 4 Persones
Calories: 1027kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 250 g onions I like to use shallots, these are finer in taste
  • 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 pc garlic
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp paprika spice sweet
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 800-1200 ml vegetable broth alternatively 50% veal stock (hammer taste!)
  • 800 g veal meat ragout or goulash let the butcher cut it into 3-4 cm cubes/pieces
  • 1/2 pc lemon some abrasion and total juice
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 4 pinches black pepper
  • 1 pinches Cayenne pepper
  • Peel and finely dice the onion and roast in a pan with oil until light brown.
  • Add the finely chopped garlic.
  • Add the tomato paste and roast briefly until light brown.
  • Sprinkle in sweet paprika and stir once.
  • Quickly deglaze with white wine and broth and add the meat.
  • Add lemon grater and lemon juice to the goulash mixture, stir and stew with lid in the oven at 180°C hot air or top/bottom heat for one hour.
  • Bring the veal goulash to the boil. Mix cream and sour cream with cornflour and stir into the goulash. Let the goulash boil for 3 minutes to obtain the desired binding.
  • Season the veal goulash with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper and serve with side dishes.

5. Calories Calf Cream Goulash, the Nutritional values in Detail without Side Dishes

Nutrition Facts
Veal Goulash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1027 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 233mg78%
Sodium 4443mg193%
Potassium 1139mg33%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 81g162%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6. Other Goulash Recipes

All German and Austria Goulash Recipes
pork goulash,
szegedin goulash,
deer ragout,
german goulash,
venison goulash,
venison in pepper cream sauce,
beef ragout
vegan goulash,
potato goulash

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!