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Vegan Goulash

Vegan Goulash

This recipe for vegan goulash is inspired by a childhood favorite pasta recipe!

This recipe for vegan goulash is inspired by a childhood favorite pasta recipe! Goulash is an old fashioned comforting pasta dish made with elbow noodles, canned tomatoes, and usually ground beef. It makes a ton and the leftovers taste great! #pasta #vegetarian #vegan #recipes #dinner

As someone who eats a vegan diet, I am often asked if I miss anything from my pre-vegan days. One thing that I’ve really missed is goulash—specifically my Grandma’s goulash.

She made the best goulash. There are so many different versions of goulash; it’s also known as chop suey to some families. This Vegan Goulash is inspired by my Grandma’s recipe and I am so excited to share it with you!

American Goulash is a comforting pasta dish made with elbow noodles, canned tomatoes, and usually ground beef. It makes a ton and the leftovers taste great!

If you’ve never heard of goulash before, it is a comforting pasta dish made with elbow noodles, canned tomatoes, and usually ground beef. It makes a ton and the leftovers taste great!

Over the years, I’ve tried replacing the ground beef with tofu, meatless crumbles, and lentils but it just didn’t taste like the goulash I grew up eating. I recently tried making goulash with the ground Beyond Beef and it was a great success!

This recipe for vegan goulash is inspired by a childhood favorite pasta recipe! American goulash is an Midwestern classic recipe. It makes a ton and the leftovers are even better! #pasta #vegan #recipe

The Beyond Beef is the perfect meat replacement for goulash. I know that it can be a little on the pricer side, but it is definitely worth it!

Many American goulash recipes don’t call for the addition of paprika. I remember my Grandma adding paprika to her goulash. I think that she kept a jar just to make goulash. Now, my mom thinks that she didn’t and doesn’t add any when she makes it.

This recipe for vegan goulash is inspired by a childhood favorite pasta recipe! American goulash is an Midwestern classic recipe. It makes a ton and the leftovers are even better! #pasta #vegan #recipe

I really like adding paprika to the goulash. I think that it adds a really nice flavor to the goulash.

Some recipes add soy sauce or worcestershire. You can add a tablespoon of either sauce to the goulash if you’d like. I prefer to make the goulash without adding them.

My grandma always used the large elbow macaroni pasta when she made her goulash. I’ve made the goulash with the regular sized elbows and that works great too.

This recipe for vegan goulash is inspired by a childhood favorite pasta recipe! American goulash is an Midwestern classic recipe. It makes a ton and the leftovers are even better! #pasta #vegan #recipe

This recipe makes a lot. Perfect for feeding a large group of people! The leftovers taste really delicious too!

I hope that your family enjoys this vegan take on a Midwest old fashioned recipe!

This recipe for vegan goulash is inspired by a childhood favorite pasta recipe! American goulash is an Midwestern classic recipe. It makes a ton and the leftovers are even better! #pasta #vegan #recipe
This recipe for vegan goulash is inspired by a childhood favorite pasta recipe! American goulash is an Midwestern classic recipe. It makes a ton and the leftovers are even better! #pasta #vegan #recipe

Vegan Goulash

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16 ounce Box Large Elbow Pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, diced 
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, diced 
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Package Beyond Meat Ground Beef 
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika, optional 
  • 2 15 ounce cans Tomato Sauce
  • 2 15 ounce cans Diced Tomatoes 
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt and Pepper to taste 

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil; add salt. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside until needed.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large dutch oven or pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and green pepper; cook 10-12 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Add the garlic; cook for 1 minute.
  4. Remove the Beyond Beef from the package and add to the pot. Using a spatula, break about the Beyond Beef. Cook for 5-8 minutes, until it starts to brown.
  5. Add the oregano, paprika, salt and pepper to taste; stir.
  6. Pour in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and bay leaf.
  7. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cook for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Remove the bay leaf.
  9. Add the cook elbow pasta and stir.
  10. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

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Jeni

Inspired by the MiIdwest classic goulash, this Vegan Goulash features Beyond Beef and couldn't be easier to make. This pasta recipe is a family favorite! This is great for meal prepping and serving a crowd! #recipe #pasta #vegetarian #vegan #meatless #macaroni #tomato #pantry #easyrecipes #dinner #entree

Carolyn

Thursday 7th of October 2021

Can't wait to try this recipe. My husband, a meat eater occasionally eats my Beyond beef creations & is impressed :-)

Erin

Sunday 11th of July 2021

This was super easy and delicious! It's definitely going in the permanent rotation! Thank you for sharing!

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