Pörkölt Broth

Pörkölt Lé


  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lard
  • 2 green peppers, sliced
  • 2 ripe medium-sized tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup strong chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Salt


  1. Cook the onion in hot lard, covered, till soft.
  2. Add green peppers. Dice tomatoes and add. Cook, covered, for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broth, paprika, and salt to taste. Cook till done, usually about 30 minutes. The dressing should have body; tomato should not have become completely puréed.

This dressing or sauce can be used for noodles or tarhonya when meat is roasted or fried and thus has no gravy.