Also called paprikash, this Hungarian comfort food is similar to beef stew seasoned with paprika. This delicious version also uses bacon which adds nicely to the flavor of the stew.
6 strips bacon, chopped
3 onions, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 pounds round steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon marjoram
2 cups beef broth
1 cup white wine
2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
- In a large heavy stockpot, cook the bacon slowly, stirring frequently, until browned lightly. Remove the bacon; set aside.
- Add the onions and cook over medium heat until translucent. Remove from pot and place in the bowl with the bacon.
- Add the round steak to the kettle and brown evenly. Stir in salt, paprika, pepper and marjoram.
- Add beef broth and white wine. Add the onion/bacon mixture and green bell peppers. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer covered for 1 hour, or until the meat is tender.
Makes 4 servings.