Hungarian Stew
5 from 1 vote

Hungarian Stew

An amazing recipe for a traditional style Hungarian Stew, complete with tender beef, carrots, vegetables in a paprika spiced broth and red wine.

Course Soup
Cuisine Hungarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 399 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 1 chuck roast trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes (any size roast will do)
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots large chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and large chopped
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper seeded and large chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup dry red wine drinking quality!!
  • 1 14 oz can stewed tomatoes undrained
  • 1/3 cup Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 2 TB apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic about 4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 TB honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Cook That

  1. Cut the bacon into bite sized pieces. In a large pot or dutch oven, cook the bacon on medium high heat until well browned. Remove the bacon (save for later).
  2. In the bacon drippings, cook the cubed stew meat, onions, and garlic until the meat is slightly browned. Stir in the paprika and cook and stir for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, undrained tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Continue to cook and stir for another 10 minutes. The mixture will be thick.
  4. Gradually stir in the beef broth, water, and red wine. Stir, and add the cooked bacon, vinegar honey and bay leaves. Increase heat to a boil, stirring frequently. Cook for about 5 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Remove bay leaves before serving.
  6. Serve with your favorite crusty bread.
Nutrition Facts
Hungarian Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 1235mg54%
Potassium 1038mg30%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 5810IU116%
Vitamin C 50.4mg61%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.