Hearty Goulash Soup Recipe

Tasty goulash soup recipe. If you want to eat something warming this winter then here is the perfect soup recipe for you.

Originating from Hungary, enthusiastic skiers will know that goulash soup eaten high up in the Austrian and German mountains for lunch is one of the most delicious and warming meals that one can possibly eat.

This is a tasty soup recipe and so easy to make. It basically cooks all by itself and has a great meat flavour.

A friend of mine often cooks up a large batch on her birthday, invites a group of friends over and enjoys. What is great is that you can cook it in advance, the day before even, and heat it up. In fact it tastes even better!


1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 crushed garlic clove
350g potatoes, peeled and diced
110g tinned chopped tomatoes
75g tomato puree
1 litre beef stock, homemade if possible
150g beef steak, diced
150ml red wine
50g carrots, finely diced
50g red pepper, finely diced
50g green pepper, finely diced
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne, or to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes over a gentle heat, without colouring.

Add the potatoes, tomatoes, tomato puree, stock, half of the beef steak, the red wine, carrots, red and green pepper, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper and simmer gently until the meat and vegetables are tender. Allow to cool and then puree half the soup coarsely and half the soup smoothly in a liquidizer.

If necessary add some water to achieve desired consistency.

Return to a clean saucepan and add the remaining meat. Cook for 15 minutes, taste for seasoning.

If a chunky soup is preferred then don't puree the soup.

Serve with warm crusty bread and enjoy this delicious goulash soup with a great meat flavour.

If liked, add a dollop of sour cream.

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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

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