Known as the national dish of Hungary, goulash is a soup or stew made of beef or veal, vegetables, and, like many Hungarian dishes, frequently a healthy does of paprika. The word goulash means “herdsman,” as the dish was originally made by cattle herders, who could obtain the freshest ingredients for its contents. But the stew has become highly popular around the world for its hearty consistency, satisfying warmth, and unique flavor.