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Authentic Recipe of Magyar Klasszikus Lecso. Delicious Traditional Hungarian Vegetable Ragout.

Traditional Hungarian Magyar Klasszikus Lecso is a classic vegetable stew. Cook this dish with the help of our grandmother’s recipe.

Things to know about Magyar Klasszikus Lecso Recipe

Hungarian “lecsó” is a vegetable stew that combines three of Hungary’s favorite ingredients: peppers, tomatoes, and paprika.

It’s made with a base of bacon fat, fried Hungarian wax peppers, tomatoes, onions, ground paprika, salt, and sometimes garlic. This dish has no exact location of origin; it comes from every part of Hungary.

It can be eaten on its own with bread or with a side of rice for lunch, but it can also be served as an accompaniment to meat mains such as pork.

Delicious Traditional Hungarian Vegetable Ragout. Authentic Recipe of Magyar Klasszikus Lecso.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Magyar Klasszikus Lecsó
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Main Ingredient Group Vegetable based Recipes
Dish Type Stew Recipes
Main Cooking Method Stewing
Occasional Cooking Weekend Family Meal Recipes


Servings 4 Portions
Calories / Serving 122 kcal


  • 600 grams (1.32 lb) Tomato
  • 1000 grams (2.2 lb) Hungarian Wax Pepper
  • 3 pinch Salt
  • 2 pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika Powder Flat
  • 2 pcs Red Onion Small
  • 3 tbsp Sunflower Oil
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  • Peel the onion, slice it into small cubes, slice the peppers into rondelles, and slice the tomatoes into quarters.
  • Sauté the onion in a pan (it can also be prepared outdoors in a kettle) with some sunflower oil until golden yellow, then add the peppers.
  • When the peppers have dropped, add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Stir the stew (lecso) well, then cover and cook on medium heat until the tomatoes are cooked. When it's ready, remove it from the heat and serve.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:


Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 2677mgPotassium: 368mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1496IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Classic Hungarian Vegetable Ragout, Magyar Klasszikus Lecsó Recept
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What to serve with Magyar Klasszikus Lecso?

Once you’ve cooked the dish, serve it with white bread.

Variations of Magyar Klasszikus Lecso

This famous Hungarian dish, “lecsó,” can also be prepared with sausages.

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