GULYAS SUPPE (Gulasch Soup)

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1 lb diced onions tsp caraway seeds
1 lb beef cubes 2 quarts beef stock or water
1 lb peeled and cubed potatoes cup diced green bell peppers
4 tbsp oil tsp marjoram
5 cloves minced garlic 3 tbsp beef base or beef granules ( contains salt)
3 tbsp Hungarian or Spanish paprika 2 tbsp tomato paste ( optional) gives a deep,  red color to your soup
dash of red peppers (optional) salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in large kettle, add onions, cook until transparent, add garlic and paprika and immediately add a little stock. Paprika will turn bitter if not diluted with water right away.
Add remaining ingredients, except potatoes and only gradually add the stock as needed. Cover and simmer 30-40 minutes, add potatoes and cook until they are done.12-20 minutes more.