Another vegetarian version of a meat dish...
1 tin of beans (see below)
2 teaspoons paprika
knife and board for chopping
spoon for stirring
time in oven: 2 hours
- Put a little oil in the frying pan for frying. Peel and chop the and fry it for a bit.Peel the potatoes, chop into small squares, add to pan and continue frying. Chop celery and carrot, and add. Add beans, paprika, vegetable stock and wine.
- Put it all into a casserole. Put the lid on, and put the casserole in the oven, and cook. The potatoes need to be done, and the slow cooking helps the flavours blend as well.
- Check that the dish is not too dry while cooking (if so, add a bit of water, not too much). If it ends up too sloppy after cooking, then heat in a saucepan to get it thicker (or eat it with a spoon).
- When serving, add a dollop of sour cream on top. (This got left out of the photo!)
- I cooked this for three people, and when I found out how much it was, I thought there would be some left over, but there wasn't.
- Vegetable stock comes in various forms, as stock cubes, 'little stock pots', or in a pack. You can add concentrated stock (such as stock cube) straight to the dish before cooking, without extra water. If you have a pack of stock, it adds water to the dish and it may end up sloppy, but you can deal with that (see above).
- are quite pleasant in this. You can see them in the photo. Goulash is Hungarian, and it has paprika, so I don't see why you shouldn't have red peppers as well. Fry them with the onions. You can have . In fact, you can add anything you want, perhaps mushrooms.
- I have put red wine in the recipe. You could omit that if you wanted, but it certainly adds some taste. I used one of those miniature bottles you can find in supermarkets.
- Since there is paprika, I have left out herbs. I tend to use either herbs or spices. But you can use herbs if you want! If you leave out the parika, then I don't think it's goulash any more!
- There are plenty of different types of tinned beans. I used a tin of mixed beans. But experiment. By the way, don't buy small tins, unless you want to cook less, of course. But then you would need less other ingredients. Or perhaps you could buy 2 small tins of different types of beans.
- Goulash should probably have dumplings in. Dumplings are traditionally made of suet. This is not vegetarian. You could make them with butter instead. But dumplings are starch, and there is plenty of potato already, and we had it with bread, so dumplings as well seemed a bit much.
- Sour cream could be optional as well, but it is nice! And I was trying to make something different from Baked Beans (also on this site).
© Jo Edkins 2007 -