Easy Hungarian Goulash Soup

– 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil sunflower – 1 large onion – 1 clove of garlic minced – 1/4 cup of sweet Hungarian paprika powder – 1 medium fresh tomato chopped – 1 sweet yellow pepper or bell pepper, wax or banana pepper – cut into small pieces – 1 pound beef shoulder fat trimmed, cut into 1 inch cubes – 2 bay leaves – 2 medium carrots peeled and cut into small pieces – 2 medium potatoes peeled and cut into medium size cubes – salt and pepper to taste – 2 teaspoons chopped parsley to serve


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Cook time: 120 min

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prep Time

 10 min


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A wonderful Hungarian Goulash Soup-Gulyásleves that is true comfort food. It is a simple soup delicious beef soup with a rich paprika seasoned broth. The most perfect soup to enjoy on a cold winter’s day. A total freezer-friendly soup, so you will want to have extra!

What is the difference between Hungarian Goulash Soup and Hungarian Goulash Stew? The thickness is the most important difference between a goulash soup and a goulash stew. Less water is added to a goulash stew than to a goulash soup. A Hungarian Goulash Soup is made with either beef, pork, or veal.

Can I use smoked paprika? Yes, if you happen to have smoked paprika instead of sweet paprika, go ahead and use that. It will still give the soup a lovely flavor.  Can I make this soup spicy?  No, you Hungarians love spicy foods. So go ahead and use a spicy pepper in this soup.  Is this soup  gluten-free? Yes, this soup is totally naturally gluten-free.


How long does this goulash soup stay fresh? This soup will stay fresh for up to five days in the refrigerator. Can I freeze this soup? Yes, once it completely cools down, you could freeze it in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to heat up. What is the csángó goulash? That is a goulash that is made with rice and sour cream?


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