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Hungarian Goulash Soup – Gulyás Leves

Ingredients (4 people)

  • 450 gram beef, braising steak, diced to 1 inch (2 cm) cubes
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into disks
  • 1 medium parsnip, cut into disks
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2-3 medium potato (500gramm) diced
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 ripe, red tomato, diced or a tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
  • salt, freshly milled pepper to taste
  • chopped chillies, parsley to garnish – optional
  • home made “csipetke” noodles

Ingredients for the noodles:

  • 100 gram white flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

 

How to make

  1. Heat the oil and fry the beef chunks in batches till browned all over – set the meat aside on a plate
  2. Fry the onion till lightly cooked in the same pan
  3. Add the crushed garlic and the seared meat and stir around on the heat
  4. Sprinkle with the paprika, mix it around, careful the paprika burns easily, temporarily remove from the heat if too hot.
  5. Pour in the stock or water
  6. Add the remaining ingredients, chopped tomato,  sliced pepper, caraway seeds, salt, pepper
  7. Cover and cook at a gentle simmering point for an hour add the carrot, parsley and diced potatoes and cook for  another half an hour till  the meat is tender and the vegetables are cooked.
  8. For the noodles knead the flour egg and salt together to get a hard dough
  9. Pinch off small pieces dropping them into the boiling goulash soup.  Cook for 10 minutes and serve.
  10. If like hot spicy food, could garnish with chopped chillies, sprinkle with a little finely chopped parsley and serve with some good crusty bread.

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