This comes from an old Hungarian cook book and is very basic and delicious.

beef perkelt

You need 600gm chopped beef, 2 serving spoons of oil, 1 chopped onion, 1tsp red sweet paprika, salt and pepper, potatoes and one thin green pepper to cook whole .

  • Light your fire, put oil in the Kotlich and hang over the heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry till transparent.
  • Add 1tsp sweet dried red paprika quickly followed by the cubed meat.
  • Stir, browning for a few minutes.
  • Add water to cover meat.
  • Cook for 2hrs at a medium speed.
  • Add 2 potatoes, cubed, one whole green thin pepper and some tomato juice
  • Cook for a further 20mins.
  • Serve with Potatoes or rice or home made pasta and cottage cheese.
  • Some red wine can be used instead of or as well as water.
  • This should end up quite thick without too much gravy. Adjust liquid as you wish.