Mixed bean goulash

Mixed bean goulash

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(45 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


  • 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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22nd Mar, 2018
Loved this. Added garlic and chickpeas, and also cut up sausages into it to make it a bit more appealing to the kids. Served it with baked potatoes.
2nd Nov, 2017
I made this for my meat eating mother last night and it went down extremely well! I added mushrooms to bulk it out a bit, 3 garlic cloves and a dash of soy sauce. It didn't require any extra cooking time. Served with wholemeal pitta. Very filling and enough flavour Will definitely make again as a quick mid week meal!
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12th Jul, 2016
Really tasty! I agree with simmering it down for more than 10 minutes so it's a lot thicker, and adding garlic to the onions. I also added a little bit of chilli, just because I love to live dangerously ;)
2nd Feb, 2016
This is definitely going to be one of my favourites when I'm short of time or energy! So simple and very tasty. I added a can of chickpeas too and served with a toasted pitta.
9th Sep, 2015
Love this recipe! I use it as a filling for baked sweet potatoes and it's delicious. This recipe has the X factor :)
26th May, 2015
Couldn't get smoked paprika, added soy sauce, Worcester sauce (realise this is not suitable for vegetarians) Tabasco sauce, a little chilli powder, salt and black pepper, used crushed garlic clove instead of garlic tomatoes. Result - delicious. Had buttered toast with it yum!
26th May, 2015
PS Used normal paprika though - didn't mention that. I tbsp.
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20th Mar, 2015
Never mind the vegetarians, with Yennings' suggestions I loved it!
20th Dec, 2014
Pretty tasty for such a simple recipe. I also used a finely-chopped clove of garlic instead of the garlic tomatoes and added this for the final minute of cooking down the onions so it wouldn't burn. Also found I needed 5-10 mins more of simmering time to get it down to a richer consistency. I added a pinch of sea salt and few grinds of black pepper towards the end, too. Finally, it tasted like it needed one more flavour to bring the dish to life, so I used a tbsp of roughly-chopped flat leaf parsley, which I handily had in the fridge. This worked well and is a recommended tweak!
27th Nov, 2014
this looks simple and lovely. But I wonder how a portion of this gives you 11 grams of sat fat - looking at the ingredients there is nothing to provide this high value. I need to keep under 10 grams of sat fat a day so if that was true i could say good bye to this idea. But i guess it is a mistake as maybe they counted in some sour cream or something that is not mentioned on the list. Will be making but pure veg and spices, nothing else.


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1st Sep, 2014
Yum. My meat eating husband loved it too. I added a little more veg (mushrooms & aubergine) and a couple cloves if garlic and this worked a treat.
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