Szegediner Gulasch - Hungarian Spiced Stew

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  • 3 hrs
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 cups (8 servings)
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This goulash recipe uses two types of Hungarian paprika, sweet and sharp, to achieve a mildly spicy stew. Adding sauerkraut and onions stretches the meat and tastes great. Szegediner goulash is a regular German potluck item.

What You'll Need

  • 1 lb. beef stew meat
  • 1 lb. pork meat
  • 3 tbsp. sweet paprika ( Hungarian paprika "edelsüβ")
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. hot paprika (Hungarian paprika "rosenscharf" or sharp)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Black pepper to taste (freshly ground)
  • 1 lb. onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 c. red wine
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 15-oz. cans of sauerkraut (rinsed and drained, or equivalent amount of bagged sauerkraut)
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. flour (mixed in 3 Tbsp. water)

How to Make It

  1. Prepare the meat by cutting into bite-size pieces and removing all hard fat or sinew. Toss the pieces with 2 tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika, 2 teaspoons sharp Hungarian paprika, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon salt. Add black pepper to taste and let it marinate for 15 minutes to 1 hour or more.
  2. Cut onions into half rings and chop garlic.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet (or none, if non-stick is used), add meat and brown on all sides. Add onion and brown for 3 minutes. Add the rest of the paprika to taste (sharp paprika can make the stew fairly hot, so be careful). Mix in garlic, red wine, and water. Cook for 2 hours, or until meat is tender.
  1. Add sauerkraut and cook for 30 minutes.
  2. Serve with boiled potatoes or noodles.

Optional: Add the slurry of flour and water and bring to a boil to thicken sauce. Either stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream and heat through, or serve sour cream on the side.

Tip: Buy both kinds of paprika at The Spice House in Chicago or Buy Direct from Amazon.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 504
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Sodium 1,446 mg
Carbohydrates 43 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 39 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)