Gulyas Leves  –  Goulash



This is exactly how my mother made Gulyas Leves at home to my family and my wife to this day does it the exact same way.


  • 2 onions
  • ½ pound of beef cut into cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 ½ tablespoon paprika
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste (no too much)
  • 3 or 4 carrots cut into slices.
  • 2 parsnips Cut into strips
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 6 to 8 potatoes sliced and diced
  • 1 tomato chopped up

Sautee onions in olive oil until they are glassy. Add the paprika. Once onions are glassy add meat and mix together. Add salt and continuing cooking while covered. Add water as needed. Add minced garlic. Add caraway seeds. When meat is almost done, add carrots, parsnips and green pepper. Add potatoes and tomato. Keep adding water until you have the pot full to exactly how much soup you want. Add as much water as much soup that I want to make. Season as needed.