Category: Meat dishes

Rácbab - Serbian bean stew

Rácbab – Serbian bean stew

The Hungarian word rác is the archaic name of the Serbs who have been living in our country for centuries. Many Serbian dishes like gyuvecs, rácponty or rácbab have become a part of the...

Hortobágy pork stew with sausage

Hortobágy pork stew with sausage

If you hear the word Hortobágy, you may associate it with the puszta, herd of grey cattles or the famous meat crepes. But there is also a stew that was named after Hungary’s oldest...

Ludaskása

Ludaskása

In autumn and winter we often eat goose, which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B2 and B6. Ludaskása is one of the most popular goose recipes in Hungary because it uses...

Pork rib roast with paprika onion dumplings

Pork rib roast with paprika-onion dumplings

This recipe comes from Galgahévíz, a small village in Pest county. It’s a heavy meal, so in order to enjoy it, you need to have an empty stomach, good appetite and some pills that...

Pork roast with lecsó and toasted egg barley noodles

Pork roast with lecsó

Lecsó is basically a meatless summer dish usually combined with beaten eggs, rarely with rice. But if you find it too light, you can serve lecsó with a pork roast and toasted egg barley...

Esterhazy chicken ragout

Esterházy chicken ragout

The Esterházys, one of the oldest aristocratic Hungarian families, were the largest land owners in Hungary and possessed a private fortune even larger than that of the Habsburg emperors whose supporters they were. Several...

Gyuvecs - Serbian layered lecsó with pork

Gyuvecs

Gyuvecs is a Balkan layered dish made up of lecsó, meat, rice and/or potatoes. The word gyuvecs refers to a ceramic dish that this food was originally cooked in. Bosnians make gyuvecs with mutton,...

Bugaci borsós betyár

Bugaci borsós betyár

Bugac is a village in the Southern Great Plain region surrounded by the puszta, which is the largest of seven detached units making up the Kiskunság National Park. Although Bugac is a part of...

Májas hurka

Advent in Hungary means not only the preparation for Christmas, but it’s also the season of pig killing. At this time of year the loud noise of gas cylinders resounds through the towns and...

Pork feet stew - Körömpörkölt

Pork feet stew – Körömpörkölt

Körömpörkölt is the heavyweight champion of stews. Its taste and consistency differ completely from other stews, this sticky dish is unique in its way. It can be also treated as a “medicinal preparation” because...

Roast of Torda - Tordai pecsenye

Tordai pecsenye – Roast of Torda

The homeland of this simple, but divine pork roast is Torda, a town near Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) in Transylvania. Roast of Torda is usually served as a part of the Fatányéros (Mixed Grill), which is...

Beer roasted chicken thighs

Beer roasted chicken thighs

Beer is the best thing that can happen to chicken. High quality beer made from malt and hop gives the meat beautiful, shiny color and makes it very soft and scrumptious. Don’t worry, the...

Roasted chicken legs with sausage

Roasted chicken legs with sausage

Chicken dishes are generally light and contain only a small amount of fat. However it doesn’t apply to the following recipe. This food is heavy, spicy and fatty, calling for a large bucket of...

Meatballs with tomato sauce

These meatballs are made from the same meat mixture that is used to stuff cabbage leaves and wax peppers. They are cooked in salty water and eaten with tomato sauce (sometimes boiled potatoes are...

Stuffed chicken legs

Stuffed chicken legs

Contrary to other parts of the world, where breast meat is almighty, in Hungary the most popular parts of the chicken are thighs and drumsticks. It’s not by chance because those parts are more...

Borsos tokány / Pepper pork ragout

Borsos tokány / Pepper pork ragout

Tokány is the ancestor of the pörkölt, it was made without paprika and onion for centuries. In Transylvania stew is called tocană. Tokány can be prepared from pork, beef, chicken and turkey, or even...

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