Defeat Cold With Hungary's Heartiest Recipes
Generations of chilly shepherds can't be wrong...
Porkolt (Hungarian Stew Made with Pork) — 4.5 rating, 51 reviews
Hungarian food was created for shepherds. It cooked all day in a pot while they herded the animals—they needed big-time fuel after work was done. All day cooking=hearty goodness.
Chicken Paprikash — 4.48 rating, 191 reviews
Blazing Brisket — 4.31 rating, 13 reviews
Real Hungarian Goulash (No Tomato Paste Here) — 4.58 rating, 12 reviews
Goulash—another slow-cooked stew—is Hungary's national dish. As you can tell from this recipe title, the exact way to make goulash is a matter of heated (ha!) debate. But the basic idea of "cook a ton of beef for awhile and spoon it over noodles" is pretty hard to mess up.
Chef John's Beef Goulash — 4.59 rating, 121 reviews
Country Goulash — 5 rating, 2 reviews
Hungarian Mushroom Soup — 4.72 rating, 1316 reviews
Hungary's climate is similar to that of New England's, with temperatures usually dropping below freezing in winter. Warming soups like this gorgeous mushroom soup are a mental health imperative.
Lentil Soup — 4.59 rating, 303 reviews
Kohlrabi and Egg Noodles — 4.15 rating, 13 reviews
Vegetarians can get a little of this action too. Sauteed vegetables served over egg noodles make a hearty meatless dish.