In Montreal there are several places where one can buy Hungarian sausages, Paprika and more. But I'll talk about that later. Here is the recipe for Goulash Soup ~ Enjoy !
|Goulash Soup - Gulyasleves|
1 large onion (or two shallots) chopped
1 cup each (or two halves) red pepper, green pepper (or yellow pepper) - not spicy peppers !
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
1/2 lb stewing beef or pork cubes
1/2 cup each diced carrots, celery, parsnips (I also use turnips or yellow beets at times)
1 large tomato, diced or 4-6 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Hungarian non-spicy dried sausage (Dyulai), sliced
2 heaping tbsp Hungarian sweet paprika (not the spicy kind)
2 tbsp olive oil
2-3 cups water
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
Sour cream or plain yogurt
In a large pot, saute the onions and peppers in olive oil until transparent. About 3-4 minutes. Add meat and paprika, then stir to coat all over. Saute for approx. 15 - 20 minutes. Add tomatoes and 1 cup water, salt & pepper. Cover and simmer on medium until meat is almost tender. Remember to stir from time to time ! Add the vegetables, caraway seeds and 1 cup water, stir and simmer again for another 15 -20 minutes until meat is tender. ( Cooking time may be a little longer) Stirring from time to time. Add the sausage, and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Serve with 1 tbsp sour cream on top. This is a fabulous and hearty soup - my favorite comfort food - great for dipping a fresh baguette into, and you can even make it meat-less if you want !