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Bowl of Eggplant Goulash with Spoon Sitting on a Napkin on a Wooden Surface
Eggplant Goulash
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Potatoes, bell peppers and tender-melt-in-your-mouth chunks of eggplant are simmered up in a smoky paprika sauce to make this hearty and comforting vegan goulash.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Hungarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 medium (1 pound) eggplant, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¾ pound Yukon gold potatoes, about 3 potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with olive oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the eggplant. Sauté until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic to the pot. Continue to sauté until peppers and onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring constantly, until it coats the veggies evenly.
  2. Add tomatoes, broth, sweet paprika, smoked paprika, thyme, bay leaf, potatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and liquid smoke to the pot. Raise heat to high and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are fork tender, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Serve.
Recipe Notes

If your eggplant has been hanging around for a while, or shows some brown spots when you cut into it, be sure to salt it. Chop the eggplant, then place it into a colander and sprinkle generously with salt. Allow to sit for 30 minutes, then rinse off the salt, pat the pieces dry, and proceed with the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Eggplant Goulash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.6g21%
Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Sodium 658mg27%
Potassium 725mg21%
Carbohydrates 28.4g9%
Fiber 7.7g31%
Sugar 10.6g12%
Protein 4.3g9%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.