Hungarian Goulash Soup

Full of warming flavors, this traditional soup makes a rich and satisfying meal

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell

Hungarian Goulash Soup

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    Ingredients

    1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    3 large onions, sliced 4 whole cloves
    1 1/2 lb (680 g) boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2 in (4 cm) cubes 4 tbsp tomato paste
    Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 quart (1 liter) beef or chicken stock
    2 tbsp sweet paprika sour cream, to serve
    1 tsp caraway seeds

    directions

    Prep: 15 min Total:
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    • 1

      Heat 3 tbsp of the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook about 12 minutes, or until tender and golden.

    • 2

      Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan. In batches, add the beef and cook, turning occasionally, until browned. Transfer to a plate and season with salt.

    • 3

      Add the beef, paprika, caraway seeds, cayenne, and cloves to the onions, then stir in the tomato paste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes, until the mixture is very fragrant. Stir in the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low.

    • 4

      Simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat is very tender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve, topping each portion with a dollop of sour cream.

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