Real Hungarian Goulash (No Tomato Paste Here)

Real Hungarian Goulash (No Tomato Paste Here)

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"It's hard to find a real Hungarian recipe for goulash. This is the real thing. Real goulash has no tomato paste or beans. Eat with a slice of rustic bread. Dip bread in sauce and clean the plate with the bread at the end. Can be eaten with spaetzle."

Ingredients 2 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 348 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt lard in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onions in hot lard until soft and translucent, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Stir beef and paprika into onions. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add 1 cup water and simmer, adding more water if moisture gets too low, until meat falls apart and onion sauce is thick, about 1 hour more. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Peter Tanczos
9/10/2014

Perhaps there's something "lost in translation" but Goulash (Gulyas) is a soup (leves). This appears to be the recipe for Marhaporkolt, which is a very nice recipe, but I would brown the meat in the pot first and then remove it before browning the onions then add the beef and the paprika. Don't let the paprika "catch" because it goes bitter.

Mia
11/8/2013

I am hungarian, and I can vouch that this is the only authentic recipe for hungarian goulash among this "line up" of different goulashes :) The original was made by herdsmen on an open fire on the pasture. They had no fancy ingredients to ad....thank you for posting it!

Joey Joan
11/2/2013

YUMMY! no leftovers here. A very forgiving recipe. I got distracted and scorched my onion paprika mixture, as quick as I could I switched to another pan and added more paprika and onion to replace what was lost, watching carefully I softened the new onion and then added the cup of water. As you see it came out beautifully no burnt or unpleasant taste and the little browning on some of the meat added to the flavor. The meat was melt in your mouth tender,and my house smelled so wonderful while it was cooking my neighbors were leaning over the fence to get a whiff.I will be using this recipe often, hopefully leaving out the scorching step.