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Hungarian Pork Stew


Goulash, stew, paprikash, Hungarian fish soup, paprika potatoes etc. are similar traditional Hungarian dishes. The Hungarians cook stew or goulash on every holiday and family gathering.

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  • 3/4 kg of pork thigh
  • 1/2 kg of pork ribs or collar (or instead of them 1/2 kg pork thigh too)
  • 250 g onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 tomatoe
  • 1/4 green pepper
  • 1/2 dl of dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fat (or neutral oil)
  • pepper
  • cumin
  • salt


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 85mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 1

Cut the meats into cubes (about 3x3 cm).

Step 2

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 2

Chop the onions...
...and the garlics finely.

Step 3

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 3

Braise the onion and the garlic in fat (or oil)...
...until pale yellow.

Step 4

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 4

Put the meats to the pan and roast them in all sides until white, during stir them.
Cook the stew for 45 minutes under the cover in its own gravy. (Add some water if it is necessary.)

Step 5

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 5

Slice the tomato and put out a quarter of green pepper (with the cores). Add them to the stew.

Step 6

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 6

Add some salt,...
...some coarsely ground black peppers,...
..some cumins...
..and a whole chili too (optional).

Step 7

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 7

Pour 1/2 dl of dry white wine in the stew. Add some water if it is neccessary (stew is the best if it have only little and dense gravy). Cook the stew again for 30 minutes under the cover.

Step 8

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 8

Add the ground paprika to the stew and stir it. Cook the stew for 10 minutes under the cover (or while the meats are cooked).

Step 9

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 9

The stew is now ready.

Step 10

Hungarian Pork Stew - Step 10

The stew is eaten usually with salty cooked potatoes, Hungarian dumplings, pasta or fried egg barley. Pickles or cucumber salad is served too with them.


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