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Beef Pörkölt (Goulash)    HT MC Hungarian  135mins



Serves 4    Hot   Beef   Main Course  Gluten Wheat free  Hungary   Eastern Europe




25g/1oz Lard or 2 tbsp Olive Oil and 2 tbsp Butter

3 Onions, chopped

675g/1-1/2lb Stewing Beef, cubed

4 Potatoes, thickly sliced

240ml/8fl.oz. Fresh Beef Stock

240ml/8fl.oz. Sour Cream

2 tbsp Tomato Paste


Ground Black Pepper

3 Tbsp Paprika

2 Bay Leaves




1. Heat the lard (or oil and butter) in a large saucepan, add the onions and meat and fry until the beef is browned on all sides and the onion is softened.


2. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well and bring to the boil then reduce the heat to very low, cover and simmer for at least 1½ to 2 hours, stirring from time to time. Serve hot.






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Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green vegetable


Key techniques used in this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling.


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Chopping knife

Chopping Board


Mixing Bowl


Make Ahead/ Freezing


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