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InstantPot Babgulyás or Hungarian Bean Goulash

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It is impossible to get more Hungarian that Gulyás or Goulash as some folk say, this Hungarian Bean Goulash is loaded with beans, beef and of course paprika!

My first recipe here on Krumpli was a Gulyás or as you probably spell it Goulash, there is nothing more Hungarian when it comes to food as a Goulash and this bean goulash or Babgulyás as it would be called here is a staple on restaurant and home tables alike. When you make a trip to a Hungarian restaurant or even better when you are invited into a home you will not get what 99% of the internet call goulash, it is in a fact a soup and not a stew and certainly not a pasta dish with minced meat. Like most Hungarian cooking the flavours in the bean goulash are pretty simple, although I have added a couple of bits you would not normally find in a goulash like celery this remains pretty ‘authentic’.

It was fun developing this recipe bean goulash  for my InstantPot and really rather simple, you could of course chop you vegetables larger and cook this in one setting, I have tried it and had limited success but for me it is not the result I want for either. I have to say babgulyás has become a bit of a running joke in the village I live in, as I have mentioned it is a small place with a population of just 180 people and every year we have a ‘village day’.  A pretty standard affair by Hungarian standards and the population for that increases five fold for that day, lots of booze is consumed, loads of terrible music and much falling over. It is fabulous but without question every single solitary year the food consist of bean goulash, now it is free and for all of the wise cracks and jokes the queue is always long but you can bet you last penny on it, it will be bean goulash on the menu again this year.

It is impossible to get more Hungarian that Gulyás or Goulash as some folk say, this Hungarian Bean Goulash is loaded with beans, beef and of course paprika!

 

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InstantPot Babgulyás or Hungarian Bean Goulash

It is impossible to get more Hungarian that Gulyás or Goulash as some folk say, this Hungarian Bean Goulash is loaded with beans, beef and of course paprika!

Cuisine Hungarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Brian Jones

Ingredients

  • 150 g Onion. Cut into a 5mm dice.
  • 50 g Celery. Cut into a 5mm dice.
  • 4 Garlic Cloves. Finely diced.
  • 300 g Beef Shin. Cut into a 1cm dice.
  • 100 g Streaky Bacon. Cut into 5mm slices.
  • 1 Tbsp Caraway Seeds.
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme.
  • 3 Tbsp Sweet Hungarian Paprika. Use regular unsmoked paprika if not using the good stuff 😉
  • 2 Bay Leaves.
  • 70 g Tomato Puree.
  • 1 Litre Beef Stock.
  • 150 g Carrot. Cut into a 5mm dice.
  • 100 g Parsnip. Cut into 5mm dice.
  • 250 g Kidney Beans Cooked,

Instructions

  1. Set your InstantPot to saute mode and when warm add in the bacon stirring continually.
  2. When it has created a nice layer of bacon fat add in the onion and celery and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Now add in the garlic, caraway seeds and thyme and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Then add in the beef and stir and saute for another 5 minutes before turning off the saute mode.
  5. Now sprinkle over the paprika and stir before adding the tomato puree, beef stock and bay leaves, once all combined have a quick test for seasoning and add salt and pepper as required.
  6. Place on the lid and cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
  7. Then quick release the lid and add in the diced parsnip, carrot and beans, again replace the lid and cook on manual under high pressure for 5 minutes, now is also a good time to check that seasoning again adding salt and pepper as required.
  8. Allow a 10 minute natural pressure release and serve steaming hot.

Recipe Notes



It is impossible to get more Hungarian that Gulyás or Goulash as some folk say, this Hungarian Bean Goulash is loaded with beans, beef and of course paprika!
It is impossible to get more Hungarian that Gulyás or Goulash as some folk say, this Hungarian Babgulyas is loaded with beans, beef and of course paprika!
2017-07-09T07:40:12+00:00

18 Comments

  1. Christina | Christina's Cucina March 7, 2017 at 6:19 am - Reply

    This recipe sounds really great for cold days. I absolutely love beans and the nutrition and fiber that they pack. Would love to try this!

    • Brian Jones March 7, 2017 at 8:47 am - Reply

      It is a proper Hungarian meal and Hungarian meals are really robust, so like you say a real homely winter warmer 🙂

  2. Pretty March 7, 2017 at 7:55 am - Reply

    lovely photo’s, this goulash recipe looks wonderful.

  3. Lucy @ Supergoldenbakes March 7, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

    That sounds like a fun village day. If the bean goulash is as good as this one, you are one lucky bunch of people.

    • Brian Jones March 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      It is most definitely fun if a little dated but I would have it no other way 😉

  4. Sarah March 7, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

    What a hearty dish! Winter isn’t quite over yet so I’ll absolutely have to make a big batch of this during our next cold front!

    • Brian Jones March 8, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      Same here I have a couple more cold weather dishes in me then it is springing into spring 🙂

  5. Emily March 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    That instant pot sounds like a great gadget and this recipe sounds so hearty and delicious. I love how easy it sounds.

    • Brian Jones March 8, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      Definitely one of my simpler dishes and I have loved cooking in a pressure cooker this winter 🙂

  6. Kristen Chidsey March 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    I am in LOVE with my Instant Pot and make beans in it all the time–I am going to have to give this recipe a try!

  7. Jeff @ Make It Like a Man! March 10, 2017 at 4:09 am - Reply

    Man, I’ve really got to get myself one of those!

    • Brian Jones March 10, 2017 at 5:18 am - Reply

      They are pretty cool, I have nothing to compare it to though 🙂

  8. Just Jo March 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Oh I really need to try this before the weather becomes *too* Spring like for me to bare another stew! It looks fantastic and I love your traditional little pot to cook it in.
    And as a slight aside, you know the bad guy in John Wick? Well, I’m not sure what nationality he is but when I saw “Babgulyás” it made me think of the word he uses to call John – the boogeyman in whatever native tongue he uses lol 😉

    • Brian Jones March 13, 2017 at 6:34 am - Reply

      Yeah I am squeezing in the last of my winter favourites too, we are forecast to get our first 20C day by next weekend, the temps will fall back but the over all trend is looking toastie in comparison 😀

      I had to Google John Wicks, name been ages since I saw it, apparently it is of Slavic origin, probably best not to call a Hungarian a Slav, you will make no friends, it’s a bit like calling a Scot English 😉

  9. Eva March 12, 2017 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    How did you know Brian that you should use caraway seeds for this dish and not cumin?! I was desperate for a long time here in England that I never got the taste of köménymag moreover I ruined my gulyasleves completely with your cumin.

    • Brian Jones March 13, 2017 at 6:37 am - Reply

      We all know Gulyás is made with caraway seeds and not cumin right 😉 Hehe, I asked questions and watched people making Babgulyás at village days really. I hope you have found them by now, if not try in North African or Persian stores as they are very popular in that style of food.

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