Spicy Pork Goulash

A traditional Hungarian dish, goulash is more of a soup than a stew. You can serve it over rice for a heartier meal.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp. hot paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground caraway
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 lbs. pork stew meat, such as pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 potatoes, cubed


  • Over low-medium heat, heat the oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the onion, garlic, paprika, tomato paste, caraway, and cayenne until onion is softened, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Turn up the heat and add the pork, give it a good stir, and cook until pork is browned, 8 minutes.
  • Add the stock or water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer, covered, for 40 to 60 minutes, until pork is tender.
  • Add tomatoes and bell pepper; let simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and let simmer until potatoes are cooked, about 20 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.