In Hungary, where this paprika flavored beef stew originated, every family seems to have a recipe to offer. Some add chopped peppers, others put a spoon of cumin in the boiling pot, some mix the meat 50/50 with pork and so on. But they ALL use onions.
However, as of late Victoria developed an allergic reaction to onions , so I had to cut that ingredient out of my Gulasch today. But I simply doubled up on garlic to compensate for the flavoring effect of onions.
Really as simple as any other stew, this one I prepared with a mixture of sweet and spicy Hungarian Paprika. I use it generous while browning the beef, to not only soak the flavor into the cubes of beef, but Paprika due to it's consistency functions somewhat of a thickener as well during the cooking process.
So I am able to make a gluten free (now also ONION FREE) Gulasch without any binders such as corn starch. This version has a pretty smooth, flavorful texture and even Isabella and her friend like to eat some without complaining how hot it is.