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Vegan Goulash

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Hungarian

Vegan goulash, a plant-based version of this classic Hungarian stew. It’s so tasty, comforting and a one-pot meal for the whole family.

Vegan Goulash. - Vegan goulash, a plant-based version of this classic Hungarian stew. It's so tasty, comforting and a one-pot meal for the whole family. #vegan #glutenfree #simpleveganblog
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces textured vegetable protein chunks (55 g)
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 large carrots (5 ounces or 140 g), peeled and cut into bit size pieces
  • 1 medium potato (0.5 pound or 225 g), peeled and cut into bit size pieces
  • 2 tbsp flour, we used brown rice flour
  • 1 14-ounce can tomato puree (400 g)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or water (250 ml)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Soak the textured vegetable protein chunks in a bowl with some hot water (we added 2 cups or 500 ml of water) and 1 tablespoon of tamari or soy sauce for at least 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Add the garlic, onion, green bell pepper, carrots and potato to a large pot and cook them with some water or oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more water or oil if needed.
  3. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Finally, add the tomato puree, vegetable stock or water and tomato paste. Stir and bring to a boil, then add the other tablespoon of tamari or soy sauce, textured vegetable protein chunks, bay leaves, paprika, pepper and salt. Stir and cook covered over medium heat for 25 to 30 minutes or until the carrots and potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaves and serve immediately.
  5. Keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • We’ve only made this stew using textured vegetable protein chunks, but we think tofu should work as well. Sauté the tofu in a skillet (with or without oil) until golden brown and then add it to the stew.
  • Tamari or soy sauce is optional. You can soak the textured vegetable protein chunks with just hot water or vegetable broth and add more salt to the stew.
  • Tomato puree can be replaced by fresh or canned tomatoes or tomato sauce.
  • Add your favorite veggies, herbs and spices.
  • The real amount of sodium of this recipe is not 854 mg because you’d need to marinade the tofu for hours until it absorbs all the tamari or soy sauce.
  • If you prefer your Goulash more like a soup, add more vegetable stock or water.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
  • Calories: 222
  • Sugar: 11.8 g
  • Sodium: 854 mg
  • Fat: 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.9 g
  • Fiber: 9.4 g
  • Protein: 12.2 g