Easy recipe Goulash soup – Delicious recipe for Hungarian Goulash Soup

On the web, you can find thousands of recipes for goulash soup. Some are similar and some are completely different. I guess that after preparing it a few times, you’ll start getting your personal preferences and you might change a thing or two along the way.

That’s perfectly fine. In this article, I just want to hand you a Hungarian goulash soup recipe the way we make it and love it!

Different countries have different habits and Gulyas or Goulash has a different meaning in Hungary than in, for instance, Poland.

In Hungary, Gulyas means Goulash soup: a delicious meal soup, which is the trademark of the Hungarian cuisine, along with a few other recipes!

One thing is certain: it is one of my favourite soups and I could easily have it every day. So there was definitely a need to learn how to prepare this tasty dish!

We tried a few recipes and added some of our own habits into it. This awesome Hungarian Goulash Soup recipe is the result and it’s the ultimate recipe for Goulash soup we always use! Hope you like it too!

Tasty and easy to make Goulash soup
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

How to make delicious but easy Hungarian Goulash Soup - If you double the ingredients, you have a little extra to freeze for later!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: Goulash soup, Hungarian, Meal Soup
Servings: 6 bowls
  • 300 G Beef chopped in small cubes
  • 1 piece Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 pieces Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 piece Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 piece Sweet Red Pepper chopped
  • 1 piece Yellow Bell Pepper chopped
  • 2 pieces Tomatoes or 1 tin of tomato chunks
  • 3 pieces Potatoes you can prep these later
  • 1 tsp Pepper mixed is best
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Paprika Powder
  • 1 tsp Basil fresh or dried
Packaged Goods
  • 6 cubes Meat Stock
  • 1 tin Red Kidney Beans washed and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Sun Flower Oil or Olive Oil
Prepare the meat
  1. Turn up the heat on the stove, add some oil in a large pan, and let it get hot first

  2. Add the meat cubes and bake them a few minutes until it is brown on all sides

  3. Add some pepper and salt

  4. Put the meat aside and let it rest while preparing the vegetables

Prepare the soup
  1. Add some oil in a large pot

  2. Add the onions, carrots, and a few spoons of water. Cook them for a few minutes 

  3. Add the bell peppers, the sweet red pepper, and some more water

  4. Add the garlic and let it cook for a few minutes

  5. Add 1 liter of beef stock, the tomatoes, the beans, and the pre-baked meat

  6. Add pepper, salt, paprika powder, and basil

  7. Add the rest of the beef stock (2 more liters)

  8. Let it cook for at least an hour until the meat is tender and almost falling apart

  9. Peel and slice the potatoes

  10. Add the potatoes when the meat is tender

  11. Let it cook for another 20 to 25 minutes

  12. Taste your soup and check if you want more pepper, salt, or a beef stock cube

  13. Your soup is done! It tastes even better the next day!

  14. You can add some parsley on the top when you serve the soup!

Tasty and Easy Recipe Goulash Soup

Even though it takes almost 2 hours to cook this soup, the preparation time isn’t nearly that long. It just takes a while for the meat to reach its optimal tenderness. That’s what takes the soup to cook for so long.

Personally, I always double these ingredients and prepare a lot of goulash soup to store it in the freezer and always have access to yummie soup!

But that’s up to you, of course!

Enjoy your Hungarian Goulash Soup and let me know if you liked it!

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