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Hearty Goulash Soup

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • MAKE-AHEAD

  1. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. 2 small onions, finely chopped
  3. 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1/4 cup Hungarian sweet paprika
  5. 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  6. 1 tablespoon ground caraway seeds
  7. 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  8. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  9. 1 bay leaf
  10. 3 pounds beef shin, bones removed, meat cut into 1-inch pieces
  11. 6 cups water
  12. 1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch dice
  13. 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  14. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add the onions and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add the paprika and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the caraway, marjoram, thyme and bay leaf. Add the meat and water and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook until the meat is very tender, about 1 hour. Add the potato and cook, uncovered, until it is tender, about 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice, season with salt and pepper and serve.
Make Ahead The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.