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German Goulash Soup for New Year’s

How to make traditional German Goulash Soup.

How to make German Goulash Soup. A rich and flavorful stew, traditionally served on New Year's Eve, but you can enjoy it all year long. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

As you are probably aware, there are many traditions out there involving New Year’s Eve and Day.

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But I thought I would tap into my German heritage with this recipe. This soup is traditionally served on New Year’s Eve. 

It starts with your basic onions and garlic, sauteed for a minute in some butter.

How to make German Goulash Soup. A rich and flavorful stew, traditionally served on New Year's Eve, but you can enjoy it all year long. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

 

Add in a good bit of stew meat. This batch was made with beef, but you could make this with pork or venison, or even a combination if you like.

How to make German Goulash Soup. A rich and flavorful stew, traditionally served on New Year's Eve, but you can enjoy it all year long. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Those will all slow cook together with some veggies, seasonings, broth and red wine for up to 2 hours.

How to make German Goulash Soup. A rich and flavorful stew, traditionally served on New Year's Eve, but you can enjoy it all year long. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

When the meat is super tender, it’s time to add in some potatoes. Ordinarily you would cube up some yellow or red potatoes, but I happened upon these adorable, bite-sized potatoes at the store and couldn’t pass them up. 

How to make German Goulash Soup. A rich and flavorful stew, traditionally served on New Year's Eve, but you can enjoy it all year long. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

The baby potatoes went into the pot whole, saving me the step of cutting up potatoes.

How to make German Goulash Soup. A rich and flavorful stew, traditionally served on New Year's Eve, but you can enjoy it all year long. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

And a little while later, you have a rich, hearty stew. This stew is easily made in a paleo variation, and I have included those instructions in the recipe below.

How to make German Goulash Soup. A rich and flavorful stew, traditionally served on New Year's Eve, but you can enjoy it all year long. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Serve this soup with some homemade Brotchen!

How to make Homemade Brotchen from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

German Goulash Soup

German Goulash Soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

A traditional soup served on New Year's Eve in Germany

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tb butter or ghee
  • 3 lb beef stew meat
  • 2 tsp flour, (use tapioca for paleo version)
  • 1/4 c tomato paste
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 2 c red wine
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 Tb paprika
  • 2 Tb Worcestershire sauce, (or coconut aminos for paleo)
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 2 lb potatoes (red or yellow), peeled and cubed (substitute parsnips if you prefer for paelo)

Instructions

  1. To begin, melt the butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add in the beef and cook until it is just browned on the outside.
  3. Sprinkle the flour all over the meat.
  4. Add in all of the remaining ingredients except the potatoes.
  5. Bring it all to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 90 minutes - 2 hours, or until the meat is very tender.
  6. Add in the potatoes (or parsnips). Cook for about 20 minutes longer or until the potatoes (or parsnips) are tender.
  7. Discard the bay leaf.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe can also be made with pork or venison instead of beef.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 856 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 240mg Sodium: 1199mg Carbohydrates: 70g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 8g Protein: 81g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.
This recipe was shared in Meal Plan Monday.

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