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Dinner Tonight

So this is my 2nd attempt at making Goulash. I think I know what I am doing this time round.

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Hungarian Goulash

Authentic Hungarian Goulash. This reciepe was given to me by my Hungarian friend, who used to cook this for us when we were at Uni. It’s cheap, and very filling, and very nice. My friend is a very good cook, and he used to cook many dishes all through us growing up and going to school. I think he started cooking at the age of 14.


  1. 1 large onion
  2. 2 medium size potatoes
  3. 1 red bell pepper
  4. 2 tomatoes or 1 pack of chopped tomatoes
  5. 1 lbs of steak meat
  6. paprika
  7. salt
  8. water
  9. olive or vegetable oil


  1. Chop the onion, potatoes, pepper into small chuncks
  2. Chop the meat into small cubes (about the size of a finger tip)
  3. Fry the onions in 4 table spoons of oil for 2 mins
  4. Add 2 table spoons of paprika, and fry for further 1 min (don’t burn)
  5. Add the red peper and chopped tomatoes, mix for a minute more
  6. Add 2 tea spoons of salt (maybe add some later after content has cooked)
  7. Add meat cubes, chopped potatoes and mix
  8. Cover with 2 or 1.5 glasses of water (as long as the content is well covered)
  9. Now cook for about 1 hour, and occasionally stir to stop it sticking to the pan
  10. . Taste to see if it needs more salt, and add as per flavour


  1. If you find the final result to be too watery, try making it thicker with some corn starch. Mix two table spoons of corn starch with half a cup of cold water (make sure its cold water, otherwise it’ll be lumpy).
  2. You can also add carrots, or any other kind of vegetables.
  3. Get some bread rolls too, because it nicer with that or make some small dumplings to drown in the stew

Don’t forget to enjoy!