Hungarian restaurateur and author
Heat olive oil and cook onions and garlic for 10 minutes until soft. Add the beef and cook, stirring, for 10 minutes, until browned. Remove from heat and add caraway seeds, salt and paprika, stirring. Return to heat and add boiling water or broth, stirring well.
Cook gently for 1 hour, partly covered, skimming occasionally. Add tomatoes, green pepper and potatoes, and cook for another hour until meat and vegetables are tender and the juices are still a bit soupy. Give the whole dish a big strong stir towards the end to help the cooked potatoes dissolve and thicken the sauce.
Taste for salt and pepper and serve in wide shallow soup or pasta bowls with a ladleful or two of sauce. Scatter marjoram on top and serve hot.
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