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Hungarian Goulash (Vegan)

Vegan Goulash for those who want to eat the Goulash without meat. It has been possible to develop almost identical goulash using ordinary soy chunks. And the best part is, it's ready in no time.

Vegan Goulash and Goulash soup

Vegan Goulash with soya chunks, really delicious.
Voorbereiding 30 minutes
Bereiding 1 hour
Totale tijd 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Mains, Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: garlic, red bell pepper, soup, soy chunks
Porties: 4


Preparation soy chunks

  • 50 g soy chunks
  • 1 tablespoons Marmite or salty soy sauce


  • 3 white onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 2 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons spicy paprika powder
  • 2 leaves of laurel
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 small tin of tomato paste
  • 400 ml tomato chunks
  • oliveoil, pepper, salt


Preparation soy chunks

  • Dissolve the tablespoon of Marmite or Soy Sauce in 50 ml of water. Stir well. Add the soy chunks and stir well. Leave the chunks in the marinade for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the soy chunks after 30 minutes.
  • Add the spicy paprika and stir, again, well.
  • Prepare your smoking pan. We use a large pan with a thick bottom for this. Place some aluminum foil on this bottom. Place a handful of wood chips on top of the aluminum foil (can be purchased at a specialty kitchen store).
  • Place the soy chunks in an iron colander, which fits completely in the pan while the lid can be placed on.
  • Now turn on the fire under the pan. Within a few minutes, the wood chips will begin to smoke. The smoke enters the soya chunks through the colander. Let it smoke for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat under the pan. Let it cool down to allow the smoking process to continue for a while. (And your kitchen doesn't get completely smoked). The soya chunks are now prepared for the goulash.


  • Saute the coarsely chopped onions in a dash of olive oil. After a few minutes, add the garlic and chilli. Let it cook for a few minutes while you cut the peppers into pieces.
  • Add the peppers and stir. Let it simmer on low heat for fifteen minutes.
  • Now add the flour and let it cook for a few minutes.
  • Now add the tomato paste and let it cook for a few minutes as well. Tomato paste will be sweeter if you fry it first before adding moisture.
  • Now add the diced tomatoes and the bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes until the peppers are fully cooked.
  • Now add the diced potatoes.
  • Meanwhile, fry the soy chunks in a dash of olive oil until crisp.
  • Add the soy chunks to the goulash. Season with salt and pepper, add some cayenne pepper if you like it extra spicy.


  • Do you have any left over from the goulash? Then make a delicious goulash soup the next day. Simply add water so that the goulash becomes a thick soup, season with a stock cube and you're done.
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