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Hungarian Goulash (Beef Stew)

Goulash is originated in Hungary as a delicious beef stew (or soup) with a rich paprika seasoned broth. This delightful dish is warm and comforting, perfect for a cold-weather day.

Serve the stew with a side of bread to sop up any broth left in your bowl. There’s more; it can serve as a sauce to the pasta.
This Hungarian stew is perfect for warming from autumn, winter, and fresh spring. My first taste of goulash was in Austria with my husband, of course, and as always, it is so delicious, and I decided to add it to my cooking list.
An easy recipe even you wait a little longer to tender the meat, hold on there the longest, the yummier. Those tender beef chunks simmered with onion, garlic, tomato sauce, savory beef broth, and those magical fragrant spices powder that adds up the perfection to your tongue down to your hungry stomach. This stew filled your house with the aromas, and probably your neighbor can smell it too.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Suitable for: 4 persons

700g Beef (for stew)
3cups Beef broth (warm it)
250ml tomato sauce
250g Potatoes(optional)
1 clove garlic
100g Onions
5g cumin powder
10g Sweet paprika
15g Extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste


1. In a large pot, add olive oil and add onion. Cook till translucent.
2. Add the meat to the pan, stir and let it brown for about 10 minutes, often stirring so that the meat does not stick
3. Once the meat is well sealed and browned, you can pour the paprika and cumin seeds.
4. Stir and add the garlic and tomatoes mix them everything together.
5. Pour the broth (which you have previously warmed) until the meat is completely covered.
6. Cover with lid and cook over medium heat for about 1 hour and a half, or until tender.
7. Checking and stirring from time to time.
8. Add the potatoes, cover with the lid and cook for another 30 minutes.
9. Serve stew hot.

*You can store the goulash for a couple of days in an airtight container.
*You can freeze if you have used fresh ingredients that have not been defrosted.