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Meatballs in Tomato Sauce – Paradicsomos Húsgombóc

Can’t go wrong with this crowd pleaser be it a family meal, weekday dinner. The ground meat is mixed with rice and binded with an egg like in quite a few of other Hungarian dishes. The tomato sauce could be made many different ways, from…
Hungarian liver dumpling broth

Hungarian Liver Dumpling Broth – Májgombóc leves

A lovely home-made vegetable broth with delicately spiced soft dumplings. Even those who are  not usually a fan of  liver may find this pleasing, kids usually love it too. A great traditional Hungarian starter. I have fond memories about this dish with grandmothers, summer holidays…
Hungarian Fasirozott

Hungarian Meatball Patties – Fasírozott

A popular versatile meat dish a bit like a Hungarian hamburger, the meat is loosened up with some soaked then squeezed bread rolls and binded with a bit of egg. They are nicely spiced with finely chopped onions, garlic, paprika powder and fresh parsley. Often…
Toltott paprika

Stuffed peppers in tomato sauce

These days I make this dish with lean ground turkey but the traditional is made with pork. For a most authentic taste use Hungarian wax peppers (image below), if it’s not available any other sweet pepper will give you a lovely tasty meal. Good choice…
Hungarian stuffed cabbage

Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage – Töltött Káposzta

A typical winter dish that could be made with pork, beef or a mixture of both. There are slight differences preparing the dish across the regions of Hungary and according to family traditions. Some stuff savoy cabbage leaves instead of white cabbage, some use dill…
Layered savoy cabbage - rakott kel

Hungarian Layered Savoy Cabbage

Have to warn in advance that this is a somewhat challenging dish. Not because difficult to make, but more so for the array of pots and pans that are used and have to be washed up afterwards. :-)  It’s all worthwhile at the end. There…