Before I made this recipe, I had heard of goulash before but honestly had no clue what it actually was. It wasn’t until my roommate at the time made a non-vegan version of it and told me how easy it was, that I decided to do a little investigating. Traditional goulash originates from Hungary and consists of a soup or stew with meat and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices.
American goulash, on the other hand, is more of a spaghettios-on-crack-type-situation. It usually includes elbow macaroni, ground beef, onions & garlic, tomato sauce and the option of cheese. My roommate gave me the recipe for the latter and it sounded super easy to veganize, so I gave it a try. This vegan goulash is a very savory, filling comfort food with plant based protein and only takes about half an hour to make a huge pot. Kids will love it because it’s a simple, tasty dish! Oh, and it’s gluten free too!
Let’s get cooking ????