Gulasch, also known as goulash, is a traditional Hungarian and German dish made from beef or pork that is slow cooked in a rich and flavorful sauce made from onions, paprika, and other spices. It is typically served with potatoes or dumplings and a side of bread. The dish is hearty and warming, making it a popular meal during the colder months.
- 2 lbs beef or pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
- Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
- Add the beef or pork and brown on all sides. Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.
- Add the onions and garlic to the pot and sauté until translucent.
- Add the paprika, caraway seeds, pepper, and salt and stir to combine.
- Return the beef or pork to the pot and add the broth, wine, tomatoes, tomato paste, and bay leaves. Stir to combine.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer and cover the pot. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 2-3 hours or until the meat is tender.
- If desired, stir in the sour cream just before serving.
- Serve the gulasch with potatoes or dumplings and a side of bread.
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