Spicy Hungarian Goulash

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Spicy Hungarian Goulash
Spicy Hungarian Goulash
Jeremy E. Nolen

Spicy Hungarian Goulash

I love this dish in late fall and winter. It is a great warming dish that is perfect for cold nights. I’ve been eating this for as long as I can remember. The best I’ve ever had was at a German restaurant near where I grew up called the Alpenhof. The restaurant has since closed, but the memory of this soup will remain with me forever. Whenever we ate there my family always started with the goulash.

This is my version of this spicy beef stew. Serve it over some buckwheat spätzle for an entrée sized portion. If you’re having more people, then simply double the recipe.

4
Servings
471
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 pound beef stew meat or chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram or oregano
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Maggi seasoning*
  • 2 small Yukon Gold potatoes, unpeeled and diced

Directions

Heat a medium-sized Dutch oven over medium-high heat and let the pan become hot. Add the oil and the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the beef cubes.  Season with the salt and pepper. Brown the beef cubes all over, making sure you get a nice even brown. (Don’t worry if the bottom of the pan is getting brown. You want that! It will only add flavor to the goulash.)

Once all of the meat has browned add the peppers, onions, and garlic. Continue to cook until the peppers and onions are softened. Next, add the flour, both types of paprika, and marjoram and stir well, incorporating all of the ingredients. (It will look somewhat dry and pasty.) Now add the red wine, water, and Maggi. Mix well so that everything is incorporated and there are no lumps. 

Once everything is mixed well, turn the heat down to low and cover with a lid. Let cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. After 1 hour, check for tenderness by removing a piece of meat and cutting it with a fork; if it comes apart easily, add the potatoes.   

If not, let cook for another 30 minutes or until the meat is tender. (If you add the potatoes too early they will just fall apart.) Add the potatoes and cook for another 20 minutes or until the potatoes are done. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
33%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
102mg
34%
Protein
29g
58%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
305µg
34%
Vitamin B12
3µg
43%
Vitamin B6
1mg
59%
Vitamin C
37mg
62%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
13µg
17%
Calcium
69mg
7%
Fiber
6g
22%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
55µg
14%
Folic acid
12µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
31%
Magnesium
74mg
18%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
40%
Phosphorus
358mg
51%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
1126mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.3%
Sodium
1072mg
45%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.8%
Trans
0.7g
N/A
Zinc
7mg
46%

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