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austrian goulash soup

a recipe by
Pamela Rappaport
The Villages, FL

We toured Austria in the winter and had a lovely tour guide named Ingrid. One of our favorite lunches was goulash soup which could be found in little cafes everywhere. She generously shared her recipe with me. I think of her every time I make this.

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For austrian goulash soup

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 lb
    beef cubed small
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    good quality sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    beef bouillon paste, or 1 cube
  • 1/2 c
    tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 2
    potatoes, cubed
  • 1 pkg
    spaetzle (a dried german dumpling that you boil, or make homemade if you wish)

How To Make austrian goulash soup

  • 1
    heat oil in pan and brown the beef.
  • 2
    Add the onions and saute until tender.
  • 3
    Add the paprika and flour and toss well with the beef and onion.
  • 4
    Add the water, bouillon, tomato sauce and salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • 5
    Cover and simmer until meat is tender.
  • 6
    Add the potatoes and cook until they are tender.
  • 7
    While the soup is cooking boil the spaetzle according to the package directions. The ones I use take 25 minutes to cook.
  • 8
    Serve by placing a generous spoonful of the spaetzle in the bowl then spoon the goulash over it.
  • 9
    Note - some stir in a little cream as soon as you take it off the stove.