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A serving of German Goulash Soup up close; highlighting the beef and vegetables in this hearty soup. Slightly lighter than a stew, this beef soup recipe is best served with bread rolls and some wine.
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German Goulash Soup

Lighter than a stew, but just as tasty! German Goulash Soup, a beef soup recipe that’s deliciously flavorsome and so easy to prepare. Make sure you keep this in mind when it gets chilly! (VIDEO ABOVE
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: German
Servings: 4
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 2 to 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 kg beef, flank or chuck part would be ideal, cut into small chunks
  • 1 large onion, sliced finely
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 4 to 4 & 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • salt and ground black pepper, to season
  • potatoes, optional


  • Over medium-high heat, add oil on a medium to large pot.
  • Once oil is ready, start browning the beef. This can be done in batches.
  • Once all the beef has been browned, add everything back to the pot.
  • Add onions. Mix and cook until onions are slightly soft.
  • Add red wine. Let wine evaporate.
  • Mix. Add tomato paste, paprika powder, salt, ground black pepper and bell peppers.
  • Mix for a couple of minutes. You can see there is already a thicker sauce coating the beef, as well as the peppers at this point.
  • Add broth. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Mix. Put cover back and simmer until the meat has softened; tasting occasionally to adjust the seasoning by adding salt, ground pepper or paprika powder. This normally takes 1 & ½ hours for me.
  • If you are adding potatoes, add them on the last 30 minutes of simmering.
  • Serve.



Calories: 287kcal