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Tasty and easy to make Goulash soup

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
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
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 minutesĀ 

  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!