Pork and Sauerkraut Goulash

"A special goulash that's really not much work - very tasty and full of old fashioned flavor! Home style cooking at its best. :)"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Melt together the butter and olive oil in a heavy pot (one with a lid) and sauté the pork cubes and bacon until lightly browned.
  • Add the onion, green and red bell peppers, mushrooms, and paprika.
  • Sauté until vegetables have softened just beyond crisp and add the bay leaf, chicken stock, tomatoes, sauerkraut, and caraway seeds.
  • Cover and simmer over medium low heat for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the bay leaf and serve hot with a generous dollop of sour cream with each serving (goes well with cooked noodles!).

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  1. I made the full recipe and the aroma coming off of it while cooking was heavenly! The only change I made was to use a tablespoon of paprika and I added a couple of tablespoons of flour mixed with ice water to thicken the sauce. I served it with Hungarian Nokedli and we just loved it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
  2. Delicious! The pork was fork tender and the mingled flavors of all of the ingredients - especially the earthiness of the mushrooms - was delightful. I purchased Hungarian paprika specifically for this meal - sweet not hot. I might add extra paprika next time for a bit more flavor. This makes a lot and is economical so be prepared to feed an army. I served it with egg noodles, green beans and rye bread for a great fall meal. My DH and teens have requested I make this one again. Thanks Julesong.
  3. Indeed - a fantastic blend of flavours. The bacon really adds something to it and I love all the vegetables in it. This is something you just can't stop spooning in. My husband loved it as well. I'll be making this one again and again.
  4. I enjoyed every bite of this meal..the blend of flavours made me sit up and take notice (as a superb dish should!) I made enough for 4 servings, which meant 2 pork chuck steaks, 2 cups onions, 1/2 tsp paprika,14 oz can diced tomatoes, 2 cups sauerkraut, and 1/4 tsp caraway seed. Remaining ingredients were the same. Served with noodles and sour cream. Thank you Julesong, this is some recipe, a meal that makes any day of the week extra special.


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