Hungarian Goulash

If you got stuck at home like me on this heavy snow day this meal will cozy up your soul and nourish your belly. I used a crockpot but you can just do it on the stove in a big pot. This will feed you for days.

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 2 Hours


  • 1 1/2 cups of finely diced onions ( approx 1-2 med onions)
  • 1/4 cup of butter ( Butter is not your enemy go for it, it feeds your brain)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 1/2  tsp of paprika
  • 1 tbs Corn starch
  • 2 cups of tomato juice or canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups of finely diced carrots
  • 2 tbs of chopped parsley for garnish
  • Pasta noodles or your favorite type of pasta like macaroni, fettuccine etc. ( cooked after goulash is ready)


  1. Melt butter in a medium sized pan and  add the meat until browned ( seared the meat to keep juices in). Add onion and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes in medium heat.
  2. Transfer the browned meat with onions to a crook pot or if you will be using the stove a med size pot.
  3. Add the carrots, tomato juice ( or diced tomatoes), salt, paprika and cook for approx 2 hours in low med heat on the stove. If you are using the crockpot you can leave it on low setting for minimum of 3 hours or until the meat is tender and flavours mixed. Add salt to taste.
  4. Cook pasta as per pasta instructions, drain pasta and place pasta on a plate.
  5. Cover pasta with the goulash and garnish with the chopped parsley

Tips and notes:

If you have extra cooked pasta store it separately from the goulash. When you want to eat left overs just mix both goulash and pasta a reheat.

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Recipe provided by our student chef, Rocio Graham:

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Rocio Graham uses her kitchen as the base for her art practice. She makes observations about our cultural, economical and political stances and believes that Guerrillas should start at home with pan and whisker in hand. She has been an art student for 8 continuous years which has given her plenty of practice on how to feed the masses, eat healthy, stock up for the zombie apocalypse, or just plain how to survive critiques well fed. She makes the meanest of Mexican fiestas and she hopes that nobody goes hungry at ACAD under her watch.