Warming, Nourishing, Comforting Hungarian Goulash Soup

Warming, Nourishing, Comforting Hungarian Goulash Soup


Baby it's cold out there! A great excuse to make this warming, nourishing, comforting Goulash Soup recipe. Packed with #Enerjoy!

Prep 10 mins | Cook 1 hour | Serves 4


  • 600g braising beef, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 heaped tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2 tbsp caraway seeds
  • 1 heaped teaspoon marjoram, or oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 litre good beef stock
  • 100g macaroni
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 25g fresh parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Season the flour with a little salt and black pepper. Toss the beef in the flour.
  2. In a large heat proof casserole dish, heat 2 tbsp oil and brown the beef in small batches. Set aside on a plate.
  3. Add the vinegar, stir it around, scratching any bits of meat stuck onto the bottom of the pan. Pour the excess off onto the top of the beef pile.
  4. Add another tbsp oil and gently sauté the onions, celery and red pepper for a couple of minutes. Reduce the heat, add the garlic, and cover the pan so that the vegetables can sweat very gently until soft.
  5. Remove the lid and stir in the paprika, caraway seeds and marjoram or oregano, the tomato puree, the tomatoes, beef and beef stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer very gently for 45 minutes, until the beef is soft and tender. Alternatively, you can put it in the oven at about 15˚C. Season with salt and plenty of black pepper. Add a little more stock if the sauce is too thick.
  6. Add the macaroni and cook for another 10 mins or until the macaroni is cooked.
  7. Taste for seasoning. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Serve in warmed soup bowls and enjoy immediately!

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