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Hearty Hungarian Goulash



Hungarian Goulash, a beloved dish cherished for its rich flavors and heartwarming appeal, has transcended borders to become a global favorite. Its tender chunks of meat, vibrant paprika-infused broth, and hearty vegetables make it a perfect meal for chilly evenings or gatherings with loved ones. In this blog post, we’ll explore a traditional Hungarian Goulash recipe, offering you a taste of authentic culinary delight right in your own kitchen.

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– 2 lbs (about 900g) beef chuck, cut into bite-sized pieces
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 2 large onions, finely chopped
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika
– 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional, for extra depth of flavor)
– 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
– 2 bay leaves
– 4 cups beef broth
– 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
– 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
– 1 red bell pepper, diced
– 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.

2. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the beef chunks to the pot and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.

3. Stir in the sweet Hungarian paprika, smoked paprika (if using), and caraway seeds. Let the spices toast for a minute to release their flavors.

4. Pour in the beef broth and add the bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let it simmer gently for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender and almost falling apart.

5. Add the sliced carrots, cubed potatoes, diced tomatoes (with their juices), and diced red bell pepper to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.

6. Cover the pot again and simmer for an additional 30-40 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together.

7. Once the goulash is ready, taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Remove the bay leaves from the pot.

8. Serve the Hungarian Goulash hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and freshness.


Indulge in the warmth and depth of flavors that Hungarian Goulash brings to the table. This classic recipe is not only nourishing but also a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Hungary. Whether enjoyed as a weeknight dinner or served at gatherings, Hungarian Goulash is sure to satisfy both your palate and your soul. Embrace the comfort of this timeless dish and share its savory goodness with family and friends. Enjoy every spoonful of this delightful culinary masterpiece!

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