Potato Dumpling Stuffed With Beef Goulash

For today's recipe, we're combining 2 cozy comfort foods: potato dumplings and beef goulash. From the light & fluffy dumpling exterior and hollowed-out onion hiding inside to the rich beef goulash that it's filled with, this dish will warm you to your very core. Serve the whole thing over red cabbage, top it off with parsley and cranberry sauce, and your taste buds will go on an unforgettable trip that they'll never forget!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Difficulty Level: Moderate


For the beef goulash:

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb beef, cubed
  • ½ carrot, diced
  • ¼ piece of celery root, diced
  • ⅓ cup red wine
  • 1¼ cups beef broth
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the potato dumpling dough:

  • 22 oz floury potatoes, peeled & raw
  • 14 oz floury potatoes, peeled & boiled
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • salt to taste


  • 1 cup red cabbage to serve
  • buttered bread crumbs, cranberry sauce & parsley to garnish


1. Carefully scoop out the insides of a large onion.

2. For the beef goulash, heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat and brown the beef chunks. Add the scooped out onion pieces to the pan, along with the carrot and celery root, and sauté for about 5 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the red wine, let the sauce reduce, and then stir in the beef broth. Season with salt and pepper, let simmer in the pan for about 45 minutes, and then spoon the beef goulash it into the hollowed-out onion.

3. For the potato dumpling dough, grate the raw potatoes, rice the boiled potatoes, and combine the two mixtures. Add the egg yolks, corn starch, and salt and mix until smooth. Place a piece of parchment paper on your work surface, spread the potato dumpling dough over it, top with another piece of parchment paper, and roll the potato dumpling dough out into a sheet that's about ⅓-inch thick. Remove the top piece of parchment paper, place the stuffed onion in the middle of the potato dumpling dough sheet, and use the bottom piece of parchment paper to form the dough around the stuffed onion.

4. Fill a pot with 1-2 cups of water over medium heat and bring to a boil. Place a glass bowl upside-down in the center of the pot, place the stuffed potato dumpling on top, cover the pot with a lid, and let steam for 35-40 minutes.

5. Serve the beef goulash potato dumpling on red cabbage and garnish with buttered bread crumbs, cranberry sauce, and parsley.

This beef goulash-stuffed potato dumpling with an onion core is the perfect way to get cozy. You'll love every delicious bite of this hearty meal!

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