There are a thousand ways you can make goulash and each family has their own sacred recipe. Essentially, goulash is a rich Hungarian meat sauce made with paprika, cinnamon, and brown sugar. This version pairs the goulash with pasta but you can also use potato dumplings or store-bought gnocchi. I also like to add a bit of sour cream at the end of the cooking process to make to sauce creamy and rich. Easy beef goulash is a recipe you'll want to keep in your back pocket when you want to get dinner on the table quickly.