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Mixed bean goulash

Mixed bean goulash

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Ready in 25 minutes

Easy

Serves 2
A quick, healthy, five-ingredient recipe that vegetarians will love

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories460
  • fat28g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre11g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.68g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 400g can chopped tomato with garlic

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 400g can mixed bean, drained and rinsed

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then fry the onion for 5 mins until beginning to soften. Add the paprika and cook for a further min, then stir in the tomatoes and 1⁄2 a can of water. Simmer gently for 10 mins until thickened and glossy.

  2. Tip in the mixed beans and continue to cook for a further 2 mins to just heat through the beans. Spoon into warm bowls and serve with soured cream and toasted ciabatta slices, drizzled with olive oil.

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Comments (42)

mamajack's picture
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So easy to make and very tasty. Might try with a little smokey barbecue sauce next time.

northernnoodle's picture
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Looking at the other reviews, I was keen to try this. However, I found it to be very bland, bitter and watery. I didn't enjoy this dish unfortunately.

catherine-j's picture
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I was really disappointed with this. I'm not sure if it's because I used normal paprika instead of smoked (couldn't find any in Sainsbury's) but I found it really bland however much I added. I had the leftovers as a side-dish with sausages which made it a bit nicer as they lent some flavour to the dish. I wouldn't make it again

fairystoryteller's picture
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You absolutely need to use smoked paprika for this dish because it has real depth of flavour and transforms the taste from bland to warm / tasty. You can buy mild or hot smoked paprika. I tend to go for the hot variety, in which case reduce the tablespoon suggested in this recipe to a teaspoon or two. This is one of my quick store cupboard recipes - great result from store cupboard ingredients.

forestnuter's picture
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Excellent recipe; now a firm family favourite. I added red pepper as well because we had it in the fridge

uliana's picture
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My husband likes spicy food so I added flame roasted red peppers, garlic, ground cumin, chillli powder and freshly ground nutmeg. It was delicious!

phantom's picture
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Love this on a cold day with some crusty bread, really delicious!

sandieb's picture

I was making this from the recipe in Easy Cook Mag, and it said 2 tbsp paprika....Whew....glad I thought that was too much in a recipe for 2 people and only put 1 in! Even so it was still too much for me.

lauren_ricci's picture
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I also fried a little chorizo in with red onion at the start. I added garlic and some chopped up green beans which needed using up. Simple, quick and tasty. Served it over a jacket potato with creme fraiche.

fred_flower's picture

I couldn't get hold of any smoked paprika so I used Cajun spices instead. I also added sliced jalapenos after serving. It tasted great!

aperjes81's picture
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Loved it!

lettyp1's picture
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This is lovely but needed some additions. We used balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and some vegetable stock. Then served with warm pitta bread.

murrayjack's picture
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fried chorizo with the onions and then did the rest as per the recipie :) was great!

NewtonGirl's picture
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I added some left-over, chopped up, pork shoulder and served it with rice and crusty bread and everyone loved it - even the kids!

craicpot's picture

Instead of chopped tomatoes with garlic, try adding a tin of ratatouille. For extra kick a teaspoon of marmite/ vegemite adds depth.

kezzapee's picture
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I started this recipe by frying some chorizo and red peppers before adding the rest of the ingredients. I also added some chilli flakes and just used a couple of tins of whichever beans were in the cupboard. It was really tasty, I love beans so I was bound to enjoy it but my husband is not such a bean fan but he liked it too!
Served with grated cheese, sour cream and garlic bread.

lazywife's picture
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Quick, simple and delicious! What more can you ask. Couldn't get somked paprika or tomatoes with garlic, so used ordinary paprika and added a tsp of Easy Garlic. Still great! Will also try with chick peas as suggested, as I love them.
Tr more veggie stuff, Rog - you'll be surprised (and healthier).

hexane's picture
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Really good! I don't usually cook vegetarian dishes but this was very tasty. And extremely easy to do.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Really nice and easy to make

phildelahaye's picture
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quick, easy and tasty
I used chick peas instead of mixed beans which was also nice.
I added a teaspoon of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes and a teaspoon of vegetable bouillon powder too (I was serving with rice so wanted it to have plenty of flavour).

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