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    Goulash Soup

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    MarthaStewartWanabe's Note:

    I'm unsure where this recipe originated but have been told it is a traditional Hungarian dish. It is slightly spicy, the meat is very tender and it is overall absolutely delicious. The recipe originally called for two tablespoons of paprika, but I reduced it to 1 1/2 to slightly decrease the heat. You can decrease the paprika further if desired. I recommend this soup to anyone searching for tummy-warming comfort food on a cold winter day. (Note: I am unsure why when one of the reviewers attempted this recipe, there was an inadequate amount of liquid. I have followed this exact recipe many times, all with the same successful result. If you're still a little hesitant, I guess it wouldn't hurt to add more liquid than directed, but remember to compensate by increasing the spice amounts. Also remember to use medium-sized potatoes only or a decreased amount of large potatoes, as using too much would make a difference as well. Hopefully this note helps!)

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    1. 1
      In a large stock pot, brown the meat in butter or oil until tender.
    2. 2
      Add the onions and garlic and fry until the onions are translucent.
    3. 3
      Add the paprika, bay leaf, carraway seeds, water and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the potatoes and simmer for an additional 45 minutes.
    5. 5
      Stir in the tomato paste and red wine.
    6. 6
      Salt and pepper to taste.
    7. 7
      Remove the bay leaf before serving.

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    • on March 26, 2008


      The flavour of this soup was nice, but I had to add three additional cups of liquid, just to make it somewhat soup like, otherwise it was looking more like an under cooked potato stir fry. I increased the paprika to compensate for the extra liquid. Even with the extra liquid, I would say this was more like 8 servings, rather than 12. The wine and caraway were a nice touch, and I think veal would be a nice substitution for the beef. The final product was quite tasty. Thanks MarthaStewartWanabe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Goulash Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (362 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 363.3
    Calories from Fat 192
    Total Fat 21.3 g
    Saturated Fat 9.3 g
    Cholesterol 70.0 mg
    Sodium 469.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 19.5 g

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