Goulash soup with potatoes

    2 hours

    Goulash soup is one of the most popular soups in Germany for serving a crowd! Goulash is a delicious Hungarian dish of meat simmered with spices like paprika, cumin and lemon zest. I like to add small waxy potatoes to this soup.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 400g onions, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, diced
    • 400g cubed beef
    • 400g cubed pork
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
    • 240ml red wine
    • 1L water
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr40min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry onions 5 minutes until softened. Add garlic, beef and pork; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Season with salt, pepper and paprika and continue cooking until liquid has evaporated. Deglaze the pan by adding red wine and stirring to release any bits of meat that may have stuck to the pan.
    3. Add water, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add tomatoes and tomato puree; simmer 10 more minutes.
    4. Add the potatoes, cumin, marjoram and lemon zest. Simmer for 20 minutes; season to taste with salt, pepper and paprika.

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    This is a delicious, easy to make, and warming soup which can be flavoured to suit individual tastes. I added hot paprika and lots of cumin as we favour that. This is filling and just the thing for cold winter days to get you energised.  -  07 Jan 2017