Hungarian Bakony Outlaw soup recipe - energizing and warming

hungarian outlaw soup recipe

 🍴  Servings: 4

🥣 Category: Soup

💪 Difficulty Level: 3/5 

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This traditional Hungarian delicacy takes its name from Bakony, located in the mountains near Lake Balaton. On a cold winter’s day, there are few things better than a hearty, filling, hot soup, and Bakony outlaw soup meets these criteria perfectly. The heritage of outlaws is the characteristic dish of Hungarian cuisine: Hungarian and made with paprika. If you don’t refuse mushrooms and pork, then you should definitely try this recipe.

The history of the Bakony Outlaw soup recipe

What does Wikipedia have to say? “The exact origin of outlaw soup recipe is unknown, but it is most likely related to the lifestyle of outlaws.” The essence of outlaw soup is that you can use whatever you have in the kitchen or pantry to make it: the soup can be made from any meat and vegetables with a simple flour mixture.” However, I continued to research on the Internet and surprisingly, this dish was officially born not too long ago.

Let's keep looking for the soup's origin

There is no evidence of outlaw soup recipe until the 1950s. The cookbook “A Hungarian Kitchen” by József Venesz was published in 1958, the year of the Brussels World Exhibition. Bakonyi outlaw soup is listed as a special soup in the book, but we don’t find mushrooms and sour cream in this not-so-special soup. It was a broth and not the most difficult to make.
The recipe for Bakony outlaw soup, which is known and familiar today, can already be found in István Lukács – Ferenc Novák – László Nagy’s “Recipe Book of Master Chefs” (1985), made with boletus, sour cream, bacon, sausages.

Tips for the preparation of outlaw soup

– Instead of champignon, we can use mushrooms with a stronger flavor, such as porcini or chanterelles, which really enhance the flavor of our soup
– We can replace the pork with chicken breast or turkey, so will make our soup ready faster
– When thickening, you can also add a little cream to the sour cream. This will make the texture of the soup even silkier


Cook this fantastic Bakonyi outlaw soup if you want a high-calorie, super tasty, and nutritious soup! It warms you up on a cold day and enchants you with its flavors on other days. I think this soup recipe is perfect. Happy cooking and good luck!

Ingredients of Outlaw soup recipe:

  • 1 tbsp of lard or cooking oil
  • 150 g smoked bacon
  • 1 onion
  • 500 g pork leg
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 yellow Wax pepper
  • 1 tbsp of paprika powder
  • 1 parsley root
  • 1 carrot
  • 250 g champignon
  • 1 tsp of ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tbsp of plain flour
  • 1 tbsp od finely chopped or dried dill
  • 1 bunch of parsley


  1. Fry the sliced bacon in the oil for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the finely chopped onion and sauté well (~4-5 minutes over medium heat).
  3. Add the diced pork leg and sauté until the meat turns white.
  4. Add the diced pepper, diced tomato, and paprika powder. Pour in a cup of water. Cook until the meat is half tender.
  5. Add the sliced parsley root, carrot, and mushroom. Add 8 cups of water or broth. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until all ingredients are soft.
  6. Mix sour cream with flour and add 2 ladles of hot soup. Pour this thickening into the soup while stirring.
  7. Add the dill and finely chopped parsley. cook for 5 minutes. Serve with a little sour cream and dill. Enjoy your meal!

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