As you might have noticed, our family is Hungarian. Each New Year’s Day, we celebrate with one another and eat gulyás à la székely. We would love to share our tradition with you!
Gulyás à la Székely
• 2 pounds of pork butt, cut into cubes
• 2 pounds of sauerkraut
• 1 red onion, sliced
• 1 tsp sugar
• salt and pepper to season pork
• sweet or smoked paprika (add any amount you like)
• sour cream (add as much or as little as you prefer)
Brown pork in a large skillet with olive oil, and season the pork with salt and pepper. This takes about 5 minutes on each side. Add 1/4-1/2 cup of water to the pan, and reduce to medium/low heat and cover. Cook the pork for an additional 20 minutes. Add your diced onion during the last five minutes of cook time.
Wash your sauerkraut in a colander over the sink. Add the sauerkraut and paprika to the skillet and mix. Add 1/2-1 cup of water, and cook on low for 30 minutes. During the last 10 minutes of cook time, slowly stir in the sauerkraut. Enjoy!
*Most Hungarians add potatoes to this recipe. This is just how our family prepares it :):)
**It’s also really good with our Hungarian Smoked Sausage!