Lecso (Hungarian Green Pepper and Tomato Stew)

Lecso (Hungarian Green Pepper and Tomato Stew)

A delicious Hungarian staple that my kids love.

Lecso (Hungarian Green Pepper and Tomato Stew)
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Hungarian
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 3-3¼ pounds green peppers and/or gipsy peppers
  • 1¼ pounds fresh tomatoes
  • 1½ cups onion
  • 3 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut the peppers lengthwise into slices. Quarter the tomatoes. Cut the onions into rings and then cut rings in halves.
  2. Use a large saucepan so the vegetables will not be too crowded. Fry the onions in the bacon fat.
  3. Add the paprika, stir in the peppers, tomatoes and salt.
  4. Cook over high heat until water has evaporated, and then cover and cook over medium heat until tender.
  5. Lecso can be used as a side dish, or as a meal if frankfurters, smoked Hungarian sausages, boiled potatoes, or even scrambled eggs are added.