Beef Stew

by - 10:21 PM

Now that we are living in Estonia, we do not get to eat the traditional Hungarian dishes as much. Upon special request, I do make some Hungarian specialties to satisfy our cravings. Today, I have made the Beef Stew and this is following the Hungarian recipe. For this dish is pretty heavy, it is best to complement it with the Cucumber Salad. Cucumber Salad's recipe is completely gluten free and vegetarian, its recipe is here:


  • 2 Cucumbers, medium
  • 2 cloves Garlic


  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable or salad oil
  • 1/2 cup White vinegar


  • 2 tbsp Sour cream


  • 1 cup Water

Beef Stew Ingredients: 

1 kg shank
4 onions
6-8 cloves of garlic
500ml red wine
2 tomatoes
1 green pepper
1 beef stew cube
50g smoked bacon (szalonna)
2-3 tbsp ground paprika powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin powder
3-5 bay leaves

Add the bacon into the pan, fry chopped onion, caramelize the onions.
Add meat when onion turns pale.
Add the salt, pepper, paprika, tomatoes, green pepper, chopped garlic and beef stew cube.
Add Red Wine and let it simmer on low heat until meat is tender.
Add the remaining paprika powder and sour cream as topping.
Serve with nokedli (dumplings) or spatzel or potatoes. It is delicious to eat with bread (baguette) too.

Red Wine Beef Stew with Spätzle by Zannnie (Hungarian Recipe) VÖRÖSBOROS MARHAPÖRKÖLT NOKEDLIVEL -Hungarian Traditional Dish, photo: zannnie  - Ingredients: Beef, onion, tomatoes, carrot, red wine, paprika power, seasoning salt. For the Spätzle: Egg, flour, water, salt. 10.7.2016 @ Ulemiste, Tallinn, Estonia.

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