Real Hungarian Goulash (No Tomato Paste Here)

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    2 h 5 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 20 m
mentallo
Recipe by  mentallo

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  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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Reviews (4)

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Mia
7

Mia

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
3

Joey Joan

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.

knittingfever
1

knittingfever

I used vegetable oil in place of lard and substitute water with beef broth. It turned out very tasty. So simple yet delicious. Will make this again and again. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 348 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs
  • 8.9 g
  • 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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