Hearty Goulash Soup

"This is a delicious recipe I found on Epicurious. It is best made a day ahead and re-heated. If it gets too thick, dilute with water to desired consistency. Posted for ZWT4."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • In a large soup pot saute bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Remove and set aside.
  • Brown meat over med/high heat in bacon fat.
  • Cook in batches if necessary to brown, rather than steam.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add oil.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook, until soft and golden.
  • Stir in paprika, caraway seeds, and flour and cook, 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in vinegar and tomato paste; cook, 1 minute.
  • Stir in broth, water, salt, bell peppers, bacon, and stew meat and bring to a boil, stirring.
  • Simmer soup, covered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add potatoes to soup and simmer, covered, until tender, about 30 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve.

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  1. This was delicious, my Russian client and I made this and the apartment smelled great and the broth had a great flavor, had it for lunch with a chunk of brown bread and it was great. Made for ZWT4 family favorites.
  2. Very easy to make, has a wonderful broth and it is filling. I might add another 2 or 3 slices of bacon next time but that would be all the changes I'd make. I made this for *Zaar World Tour 4* 2008 for Eastern European *Family Picks* I'm playing on the team *Tastebud Tickling Travelers* Got to love ZWT4!


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