Bean Goulash Soup

Bean Goulash Soup
Smoked paprika

Bean Goulash Soup

Bean Goulash soup is delicious and this soup is chunky!! Goulash is a soup or stew made with meat and paprika. The smoked paprika is the magic ingredient it transforms this bean goulash soup.  I am not to keen on meaty soups instead I like to keep them simple and vegetarian but feel free to add some shredded ham hock at the end. Here you have lots of smoked paprika both sweet and hot, peppers and kidney beans. Everyone who came into the kitchen yesterday commented on how lovely it smelt.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 250g dried (soaked overnight) or two tins Kidney beans
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 Peppers any colour diced
  • 3 Carrots diced
  • 1 Sweet potato diced
  • 1 tsp Harissa
  • 1 tsp Paprika smoked sweet
  • 1 tsp Paprika smoked hot
  • 1.2l vegetable stock

Directions

Heat the oil and add the onion, peppers, carrots, sweet potato and garlic and sweat until soft. Add the paprika and fry for a minute before adding the kidney beans and the stock if using dried kidney beans then boil for ten minutes before simmering for 40, if using tinned reduce cooking time to ten minutes. Add a tsp harissa to taste and season. If you want add some flaked ham hock to give a more meaty flavour.

Health benefits

Kidney beans provide soluble fibre and protein

Paprika may help you lose weight as the process of heating your body temperature makes your body work harder to cool you down.

Did You know…

Beans spread throughout South and Central America as a result of migrating Indian traders who brought kidney beans with them from Peru. Beans were introduced into Europe in the 15th century by Spanish explorers returning from their voyages to the New World.

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