Mixed bean goulash

Mixed bean goulash

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(43 ratings)

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


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

  • kcal460
  • fat28g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre11g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.68g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



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

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika



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

  • 400g can chopped tomato with garlic



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

  • 400g can mixed bean, drained and rinsed


  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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24th Sep, 2012
It lacked a bit of flavour for my liking so but some chilli flakes and chilli powder. A good recipe though, just needs a bit more oomph. Will make again
26th Feb, 2012
Not bad... I love beans and it was very easy to make. Didn't thicken as much as suggested (I will add less water next time) but not bad. My paprika is labelled as smoked but still doesn't have much (if any) kick to it. I tend to avoid very spicy things, but could possibly have done with a tad more heat in this. Could also have done with larger portions, and as all the components are relatively healthy, I think I will scale it up next time. Served with a dollop of creme fraiche (didn't have any sour cream to hand), a sprinkle of paprika and some garlic bread. The resident veggie enjoyed it too :)
7th Feb, 2012
This is a great easy to make and very tasty recipe, I added garlic and a bit of chilli as well - will make this again and again.
17th Sep, 2011
So easy to make and very tasty. Might try with a little smokey barbecue sauce next time.
14th May, 2011
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.
18th Apr, 2011
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
6th May, 2014
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.
1st Apr, 2011
Excellent recipe; now a firm family favourite. I added red pepper as well because we had it in the fridge
28th Mar, 2011
My husband likes spicy food so I added flame roasted red peppers, garlic, ground cumin, chillli powder and freshly ground nutmeg. It was delicious!
9th Mar, 2011
Love this on a cold day with some crusty bread, really delicious!


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