Beef Goulash Soup


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

4 Servings

4 tbsp butter
2 white onion, chopped
½ cup grated carrot
2 stalks celery, sliced
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 red pepper, diced
150 g beef mince
125 g button mushrooms, quartered
½ tsp paprika
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 bay leaf
400 g tin whole peeled tomatoes, blended
750 ml chicken stock
½ cup greek yoghurt or sour cream
3 tbsp chopped parsley


In a pot sauté the onions, carrot, celery, mushroom and red pepper in the butter until soft and beginning to colour.

Add the garlic, cumin and cinnamon and sauté until the mixture becomes aromatic.

Add the beef mince and fry until browned. Make sure to stir it well while it is cooking so that no meaty lumps form.

Add the paprika, smoked paprika, thyme, tomato paste and bay leaves and gently fry for a minute,

Add the tinned tomatoes and chicken stock and simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the yoghurt and chopped parsley.

Season well with salt and pepper.