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.