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Beef Paprikash

2 hours

Serves 4



This hungarian stew is a cheap and easy to cook meal that has surprisingly complex flavours. It is the ideal meal for a cold winter's night or when you just need a warming meal. This recipe comes from a hungarian man i used to work with and is one of my go-to-recipes for when i just need some healthy comfort food. Serve with noodles or pasta and a bit of soured cream.

Beef Paprikash


  • 500g braising beef

  • 1 Tsp seasoned flour

  • Olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 250g chestnut mushrooms

  • 1 red pepper, sliced

  • 1 Tbsp paprika

  • 2 tsp caraway seeds

  • 400g tinned tomatoes

  • 300ml beef stock

  • Handful chopped parsley


  • Heat oven to 180°c (Gas 4)

  • Toss the beef in the flour until well covered

  • Heat the oil in an ovenproof pan over a medium heat. Add the floured beef and cook until brown all over, set aside

  • Add the onions to the pan and cook until just starting to brown. Add the garlic, mushrooms and peppers to the pan and cook for about five more minutes

  • Add the tomatoes, spices and beef stock to the pan. Reintroduce the beef and put the lid on

  • Put in the oven and allow to cool for 2 hours or until the beef has become tender