Hearty Diet Recipe

Hungarian-style Goulash Soup

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Hungarian-style Goulash Soup
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Health Score:
84 / 100
30 min.
ready in 2 h. 10 min.
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Nutritional values

The piquant Hungarian goulash soup is not only tasty & ingenious: The meat scores with approx. 2.5 milligrams of iron per 100 grams of beef and thus covers a quarter of the daily requirement. We need this mineral for the formation of blood and an optimal oxygen transport in the body. Paprika and potatoes bring vitamin C into this dish, which not only strengthens the immune system but also supports the body in burning fat.

The classic Hungarian goulash soup is made with red wine, but we deliberately do without it in this soup. This way even children can enjoy the stew without hesitation. Serve the goulash soup with homemade spelt pudding with sea salt. This recipe is ideal as a party dish, as it is well prepared and always goes down well.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie443 cal.(21 %)
Protein35 g(36 %)
Fat21 g(18 %)
Carbohydrates24 g(16 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage4.4 g(15 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E3.8 mg(32 %)
Vitamin K17.7 μg(30 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin16 mg(133 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate78 μg(26 %)
Pantothenic acid1.8 mg(30 %)
Biotin11.1 μg(25 %)
Vitamin B₁₂7.2 μg(240 %)
Vitamin C117 mg(123 %)
Potassium1,296 mg(32 %)
Calcium80 mg(8 %)
Magnesium81 mg(27 %)
Iron5.4 mg(36 %)
Iodine10 μg(5 %)
Zinc8.3 mg(104 %)
Saturated fatty acids10.5 g
Uric acid214 mg
Cholesterol105 mg
Complete sugar7 g


600 grams Beef (from the shoulder)
400 grams potatoes (starchy, such as Idaho or russet)
300 grams onions
2 garlic cloves
1 ½ Bell pepper (red)
1 chili pepper (red)
2 Tbsps clarified butter
2 Tbsps ground paprika (sweet)
3 Tbsps Tomato paste
100 milliliters Red wine (dry)
1 ⅕ liters Beef broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp Caraway
3 peppercorns
peppers (freshly ground)
marjoram (for garnish)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps


Wash and pat dry the meat, and cut into small, bite-sized pieces.


Rinse and peel the potatoes, and cut into bite-size pieces.


Peel the onions and the garlic. Cut the onion into thin slices and finely chop the garlic.


Rinse and halve the bell peppers and chiles, remove seeds and ribs and cut into small cubes.


In a saucepan, melt the butter, and brown the meat in batches. Season with paprika, remove and set aside.


Sauté the onions and garlic with the chile pepper in the drippings. Stir in the tomato paste, then pour in the wine and broth. Return meat to pan simmer over medium heat about 1-1/2 hours.


Add the peppers, potatoes and spices for the last 30 minutes of cooking.


Season the finished soup with salt and pepper, remove the spices and serve the soup in bowls. Garnish with marjoram leaves. Serve immediately.