Hungarian Beef Stew


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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

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This stew includes potatoes so no accompaniment is needed, though small dumplings or spätzle may be added.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 oz/60 g piece smoked bacon, cut in lardons


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F/175°C. In a casserole, heat the oil and fry the bacon lardons until lightly browned and their fat is rendered. Stir in the onions, cover and cook over very low heat stirring often, until very soft and transparent, at least 20 minutes. Stir in the paprika and cook for 2 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, trim the beef and cut it in 1 ½ in/4 cm cub