Goulash like grandma’s: simple recipes

When it gets dark again early in winter and the temperatures drop, we long for a cozy evening at home with loved ones. What is essential? Culinary highlights! We have six traditional recipes that are good for you.

Why not just stay inside when it’s blustery and chilly outside? The autumn months invite you to cook together again, talk in peace and enjoy the evening. Delicious dishes from grandma’s heavenly kitchen go well with this. With them we can indulge wonderfully in childhood memories. These six feel-good recipes bring the delicious smell from grandma’s kitchen back to the present.

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1. Lentil stew

A classic of German cuisine: the lentil stew should definitely not be missing from grandma’s recipe book. Because this hearty meal provides moments of culinary happiness in the cold season. If you don’t feel like cooking after a long day at work, you can prepare the stew the day before and simply heat it up briefly in the evening.

Preparation time: 60 minutes

1 bunch of soup greens

1 onion

250 g Tellerlinsen

150 grams of smoked bacon

1 THE Öl

2 bay leaves

500 grams of potatoes

4 wieners



2-3 tbsp white wine vinegar

1-2 tsp sugar

Step 1:
First wash the greens and dice finely. Peel and dice the onions. Then rinse the lentils.

Step 2:
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onions. Add the soup greens, the lentils, the bacon and bay leaves and pour about 1 ½ liters of water over them. Bring everything to the boil and simmer covered for about 25 minutes.

Step 3:
In the meantime, the potatoes can be washed, peeled and diced into large pieces. Add the potato cubes to the lentils and let everything cook for 20 minutes.

Step 4:
Take the bacon out of the soup, remove the rind and cut into fine cubes. Cut the sausages into slices and heat them up in the soup together with the bacon cubes.

Step 5:
Finally, season with salt, pepper, vinegar and sugar and the lentil stew is ready.

2. Classic goulash

Can you still remember the irresistible smell in grandma’s kitchen when the wonderfully spicy goulash was stewing on her stove? By then your stomach would probably start to growl. With this recipe you can bring the appetizing scent of goulash into your own four walls. Spaetzle, rice, potatoes or dumplings go well as a side dish – have fun cooking and bon appétit!

500 grams of onions

2 The ol

500 g goulash (mixed pork and beef)

Salt pepper

2 teaspoons sweet paprika powder

1 tsp hot paprika powder

1 tbsp tomato paste

1 tablespoon flour

150 ml red wine

500 ml meat broth

Step 1:
Peel the onion and cut into thin strips.

Step 2:
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and brown the meat in it. Season with salt and pepper, add the onions and sauté for about 3 minutes. Cover and let everything cook for five minutes. Then remove the lid and boil away the remaining liquid.

Step 3:
Add the paprika powder and tomato paste and simmer for another five minutes. Add the flour and mix the mixture for two minutes. Deglaze with the wine and broth, cover and simmer over a low heat for 90 minutes.

Step 4:
Season to taste with salt and pepper as needed.

3. Potato stew with sausages

In the cold autumn and winter months, a hearty potato dish could not be missing on grandma’s table. That’s why we have a step-by-step guide for a tasty potato stew with sausages that is guaranteed to succeed. Make yourself comfortable with your loved ones and enjoy the feel-good classic.

Prep time: 15 mins / Prep time: 35 mins / Total time: 50 mins


1 kg potatoes mainly waxy

1 leek

2-3 carrots

1 onion

1 clove of garlic

25 g Bratfett

1200 ml vegetable stock

100 ml sweet cream


60 g Speckwürfel

3 sausages

½ TL Majoran

salt pepper, nutmeg

Step 1:
Peel potatoes and carrots. Clean the leek thoroughly and cut into small pieces together with the vegetables. Then finely chop the onion and garlic. Put the fat in a saucepan and sauté everything in it.

Step 2:
Add broth and cook for 30 minutes. After about 15 minutes, season with marjoram, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Step 3:
Fry the bacon in a pan and cut the sausages into small pieces. Then add to the stew along with the cream. Let everything simmer for about five minutes until the sausages are heated.

Step 4:
Garnish with parsley if you like and serve.

4. Delicious pancake soup

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