Bograč: Discovering the Aromatic and Delicious Hungarian Stew

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Welcome to my blog, where today we will explore one of the most popular dishes in Hungarian cuisine – goulash. Goulash is a highly aromatic and flavorful stew made from various types of meat and vegetables, often served with bread or noodles. In this article, I will share some interesting facts about goulash and reveal my recipe for preparing this delicious dish.

The origin of goulash dates back to ancient times when it was attributed to soldiers fighting for their lands. In their travels, they had to rely on food found along the way. Thus, a dish was created that combined meat, vegetables, and other available ingredients. Over time, goulash spread throughout Europe, and today it can be found in many variations and flavors.

To prepare goulash, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 kg of beef, diced
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 liter beef broth
  • Fresh parsley and sour cream for garnish

Preparation steps:

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat and add onions and garlic. Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add beef and spices (sweet paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper) and sauté until the meat is browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add bell pepper, tomato, carrot, and potato, and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in beef broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour or until the meat is tender.
  5. During cooking, add water as needed to maintain the desired thickness of the goulash.
  6. When the goulash is ready, serve it in a deep bowl, garnished with fresh parsley, and offer with sour cream and bread or noodles.

Goulash is one of those dishes that become even more flavorful when left to stand for a few hours or overnight. This allows the flavors to blend together and the dish becomes even more aromatic.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and that you will enjoy preparing and savoring goulash. Remember, when cooking, the most important thing is to add spices to taste and to rely on your sense of taste. Happy cooking!

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