Hungarian Recipes

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Real Hungarian Goulash (No Tomato Paste Here)

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It's hard to find a real Hungarian recipe for goulash. This is the real thing. Real goulash has no tomato paste or beans. Eat with a slice of rustic bread. Dip bread in sauce and clean the plate with the bread at the end. Can be eaten with spaetzle.

Chicken Paprikash II

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Chicken pieces stewed in a sauce mixture including the traditional Hungarian ingredient - paprika - along with other spices and sour cream. This is our family recipe for Chicken Paprikash. Very good on cold days, and good served over dumplings.

Porkolt (Hungarian Stew) Made With Pork

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A flavorful stew, Pörkölt is redolent with the fragrance of paprika and bell peppers. It has few ingredients, and is surprisingly easy to make. Save time by using boneless pork chops and cubing them after they are browned. There should be enough salt in the canned tomatoes to season the stew, but if not, add more to your taste. Use best-quality, real Hungarian paprika for best results. We prefer to serve it with noodles, but galuska (Hungarian dumplings) or rice are good, too.

Hungarian Noodle Side Dish

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This is a simple Hungarian dish. This recipe eases preparation by utilizing a slow cooker. Hope you all enjoy it!

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

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My family loves soup and this is one of their favorites. It has lots of flavor and is fairly quick to make. It's primarily a mushroom soup but derives a lot of its flavor from other ingredients.

Hungarian Beigli

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This is a traditional walnut roll which is served in many Hungarian families at Christmas and Easter as a special treat. This recipe has been handed down in my family for generations. The preparation takes time, plus the dough needs an hour and 30 minutes of resting time, but the result is well worth the effort!

Hungarian Flourless Hazelnut Cake

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This cake was traditionally a birthday cake in my friend's home. Her mother is from Hungary and only has this recipe in her head! Now it will be preserved.... Note: hazelnuts may be toasted or untoasted. The skins may be removed or left on.

Chef John's Beef Goulash

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This Hungarian-style goulash is a thick beef stew that is great served over buttered noodles and garnished with sour cream.

Hungarian Goulash I

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A spicy way to dress up stew beef. My mom made this when we were kids, and we loved it. It is spicy while not mouth-burning! Can be made with cheaper cuts of beef, and comes out very tender. If it gets too thick, add a little water while it's cooking. Garnish with sour cream.

Hungarian Potato and Sausage Soup

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When the going gets tough, the tough make soup! There are certain recipes that comfort the body and soul in a profound way and this hearty potato and sausage soup is in that class. I think you'll agree it's one of the best things you've had in a long time. The savory flavor from smoked sausage and the earthy sweetness from onions and cabbage are balanced perfectly with a splash of vinegar and a bit of sour cream, all brought together by soft and tender potatoes--the only way this gets better is serving it with a nice hunk of buttered, crusty bread.

Hungarian Poppy Seed Filling

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This is a filling often used for Middle European kolacs (also called kolacky or kolachke)--filled, rolled, baked yeast dough--and sweet rolls.

Mom Sykes' Hungarian Goulash

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The lemon flavor gives you a pleasant surprise in this tender goulash served over egg noodles.

Inspiration and Ideas

Hungarian Kiffles

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This is the real deal, direct from my Hungarian descendants. These yummy, delicate cookies are just the right amount of sweetness and are absolutely addicting! Simple ingredients, but do take some work, but well worth it! Always a holiday favorite!

Turos Csusza (Pasta with Cottage Cheese)

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This recipe is great for nights when you get home and need something to wind down. 'Turos Csusza' is a Hungarian dish I learned from my Dad last year when I turned twelve. It consists of bacon, egg noodles, sour cream, and cottage cheese. 'Elvezet!'

Hungarian Braided White Bread

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A beautiful loaf to see and even more wonderful to eat.