Hungarian Beef Goulash Aka "porkolt"

Total Time
1hr 45mins
15 mins
1 hr 30 mins

I took the original Hungarian version that my parents taught me, and added my own flare. I hope you like it as much as I do. For best results, use real Hungarian Paprika found in grocery or international food stores. This dish is best served with noodles, and preferably a traditional Hungarian cabbage salad.

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  1. Saute beef, onions, bell pepper, and ground cumin in oil until onion is near falling apart over medium-low heat, adding water if needed. Blend in paprika, and add enough water to cover beef.
  2. Cover and reduce heat to low.
  3. Cook for 1 1/2 hours, or until beef can be separated with wooden spoon, stirring and adding water occasionally.
  4. Add "Vegeta," or beef buillion, tomato sauce, pressed garlic and wine. Blend and let simmer for another 5-10 minutes.