Beef Goulash Soup

This hearty dish is popular in Austria and Hungary, and is great for lunch or dinner.

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 50 mins

Serves: 3 - 4


  1. In a pot sauté the onions, carrot, celery, mushroom and red pepper in the butter until soft and beginning to colour.
  2. Add the garlic, cumin and cinnamon and sauté until the mixture becomes aromatic.
  3. Add the beef mince and fry until browned. Make sure to stir it well while it is cooking so that no meaty lumps form.
  4. Add the paprika, smoked paprika, thyme, tomato paste and bay leaves and gently fry for a minute,
  5. Add the tinned tomatoes and chicken stock and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the yoghurt and chopped parsley.
  7. Season well with salt and pepper.
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  • 4tbls butter
  • 2 white onion, chopped
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 150g beef mince
  • 125g button mushrooms, quartered
  • ½tsp paprika
  • 1tsp smoked paprika
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tbls dried thyme
  • 1tbls tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 x 400 tin whole peeled tomatoes, blended
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • ½ cup Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 3tbls chopped parsley