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Traditional Hungarian Goulash Recipe

Course: Dinner, Soups
Cuisine: Hungarian
Diet: Low Lactose
Keyword: goulash, goulash recipe, Hungarian goulash, Hungarian goulash recipe, traditional Hungarian goulash, traditional Hungarian goulash recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Timea
Let’s show you a traditional Hungarian goulash recipe, as I like to do and how we love it in our family.It is a delicious soup with beef, vegetables and potatoes.
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  • 1 Soup Pot


  • 600 g beef shin cut in cubes
  • 3 pieces carrots
  • 2 pieces parsley roots
  • 2 pieces onions medium-size
  • 1 piece red sweet pepper
  • 1 piece green sweet pepper
  • 1 piece tomato
  • 500 g potatoes
  • 2 tbsp pork lard or 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tsp caraway powder or caraway seeds
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp gulyas paste
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika paste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix


  • First, we clean and finely chop the two onions. In a soup pot, heat two tablespoons of pork lard (or 100 ml of oil), in which we put the chopped onion to fry. We roast a little the onions, until it becomes translucent, after which we put the meat to fry. Mix the meat to fry on both sides, until it turns colour.
  • Season with two teaspoons of sea salt, one teaspoon of freshly ground pepper and two teaspoons of caraway powder (or whole seeds). We also add a tablespoon of sweet paprika powder, a tablespoon of gulyas paste and a teaspoon of sweet pepper paste. Mix and add a glass of water, do not burn the paprika powder, and leave to boil everything over medium heat.
  • Clean and chop the sweet red pepper and also proceed with green pepper. Add them in the pot over the meat. Mix, and let boil for about five minutes. If needed, add a little more water. Chop the tomato, which we also add in the pot. Add water to cover everything and let boil for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Clean and cut into cubes the carrots and parsley roots. check, and if the meat is half boiled, add the carrots and parsley roots. Mix and boil for about 10 minutes. Also, add the potatoes cut into cubes and season with two teaspoons of sea salt.
  • After adding the potatoes, add more water to cover everything well and boil about 15-20 minutes. I also added a tablespoon of vegetable mix, for added flavour. Taste, and if necessary add more sea salt.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 842mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g