Vegan Goulash with Sweet Potatoes

Recipe picture sweet potato goulash vegan
I'll show you sweet potato goulash elsewhere. © Thomas Sixt

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Today I will show you my recipe for Vegan Goulash. The goulash without meat tastes delicious and is a great change. This contribution accompanies you step by step during the preparation, many photos make your cooking evening a sure-fire success. Through the typical goulash ingredients: Onions, garlic, lemon, marjoram, tomato paste, caraway and paprika create a tasty and sophisticated dish. Just try it now and enjoy.

1. Prepare your own Vegan Goulash

The goulash is made from onions, sweet potatoes, potatoes, tomato paste, sweet pepper, salt, pepper, marjoram and cumin, lemon peel and garlic. Your vegetarian or vegan goulash is prepared in about 40 minutes. Here the step by step kitchen story and pictures:
Yellow and red onion on the cutting board
Peel and dice onions, you can use yellow and red onions or mix them as I did.
diced red onion close-up
Cut the onion cubes in a size of approx. 0.5 cm. This is optimal, because the goulash is cooked in only about 25 minutes. Diced onions are better than strips of onion because the finely chopped onions give the goulash a good (better) binding.
Sweet potatoes and potatoes for vegan goulash for 4 people
Potatoes and sweet potatoes, this quantity is enough for a vegan goulash for 4 people.
Cubed onion of yellow and red onion
Place the onion cubes in the pot and sauté with a little oil.
Sweet potato peeled with peel
In the meantime, peel sweet potatoes and potatoes.
Sweet potato cubes cut on the cutting board
Cut potatoes and sweet potatoes into approx. 1 cm cubes. If there are small pieces, this is even good, because they disintegrate during cooking and additionally bind the goulash creamy.
Sweat the onion until translucent for goulash
The onions are sweating in the pot, after 10 minutes at moderate heat (stove level 6 of 9) the onions are well glassy sweated.
Goulash mixture with onions, tomato paste, marjoram, bell pepper, caraway seeds
Now add the tomato paste, ground caraway seeds (whole caraway seeds also work), sweet paprika, marjoram or oregano.
Deliciously prepared roasted onions, tomato paste and herbs, goulash base
Continue roasting the goulash until the colour changes from red to dark red. Use a spatula to scrape along the bottom of the pot so that nothing burns. Add potato cubes and sweet potato cubes.
Typical color goulash, season with vegetable stock.
Fill the goulash with water and season with organic vegetable stock, bring the goulash to the boil and let it simmer slightly, season with salt, pepper and a little chilli.
Garlic cubes and lemon zest for goulash
Lemon peel and garlic are important goulash spices.
Finely chop the garlic and lemon peel, sprinkle with salt and grate finely with a knife. Seasoning with salt does not make the garlic bitter and hot. Let the goulash simmer for about 25-30 minutes, checking the consistency of the sweet potato cubes and the potato cubes. I like it when potatoes and sweet potatoes still have a light bite. Season the goulash with salt, pepper and chilli and serve.

2. Topping and Decoration for Vegan Goulash

A beautiful and tastefully exciting decoration is important for a stew. I’ll answer the question, what goes well with vegan goulash: I finely cut young garlic and then fry it briefly. After frying, the crispy garlic is seasoned with salt and offers an excellent crunchy taste experience. I also decorate the vegan goulash with soy cream and freshly cut parsley. You could also add fried parsley leaves or fried onion rings, vegetable chips for your goulash topping or goulash decoration are also a good idea. I’d like to show you a similar dish here. – this is my potato goulash with fried onion rings and crispy parsley… simply delicious and ideal if you don’t get sweet potatoes.
recipe picture Potato Goulash hearty and vegetarian
Delicious and hearty potato goulash vegan prepared and beautifully arranged. If you want to bring a classic goulash with meat on the table, then I recommend you my goulash recipe with cooking video and my venison goulash.
Recipe picture sweet potato goulash vegan
I'll show you sweet potato goulash elsewhere. © Thomas Sixt
This vegan stew is a real pleasure!
Goulash without any meat, this vegan stew tastes good and you won't miss anything.

Fried, crispy garlic and fresh parsley make this stew a feast for the palate.

Vegan stew as goulash with sweet potatoes
I'll show you my vegan sweet potato goulash elsewhere!
The vegan stew pleases the eye and the senses!

3. Vegan Goulash Recipe

My recipe is a sure-fire step-by-step guide. Instead of marjoram just try thyme or oregano and experiment…

Vegan Goulash with Sweet Potato

Recipe for vegan goulash with sweet potatoes and potatoes, tasty vegan stew. Step by step instructions and chef preparation ideas.

Servings 4 Persons
Calories 406
Total Time 45 Min.
Recipe for vegan goulash with sweet potatoes. My vegetarian stew tastes like a traditional goulash and won’t let you miss any meat. The dish offers a great change in the everyday kitchen and simply succeeds. Step by step preparation and kitchen story with many tips.

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Recipe picture sweet potato goulash vegan
I'll show you sweet potato goulash elsewhere. © Thomas Sixt

Preparation Time

15 Min.

Cook Time

30 Min.


Potato Goulash

4 pc onion (red, yellow or mixed)
1 tbs sun flower oil
200 g big potatoes
500 g sweet potatoes
4 tbs tomato puree
25 g pepper sweet
2 tbs Majoran (optional oregano)
1 tsp Caraway
1,5 l Vegetable broth (or water+ bio-vegetable broth)
1 tsp Salt
1 pinch Pepper
2 pinches Chili pepper
2 pc Garlic clove
2-4 g Lemon zest

Decoration and Toppings

1 pc young garlic
150 ml Vegetable oil
4 tbs soy creme
4 tbs Parsley (finely chopped)


Potato Goulash

Cut the onions in half, peel and cut into fine cubes. Fry the onion in a large pan with the vegetable oil until translucent.

Wash, peel and dice the potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Add tomato paste, caraway, marjoram and paprika to the onions and roast for approx. 3 minutes until the colour changes from goulash to brown-red. Fill the goulash with water. Add the potato cubes and the sweet potato cubes and season with vegan vegetable stock.

Season the goulash with salt, pepper and chilli. Finely chop the garlic clove and lemon zest, sprinkle with salt and grate finely, add to the goulash. Bring the sweet potato goulash to the boil and let it simmer for 25 minutes.

The potato cubes and sweet potato cubes should still have a light bite at the end of the cooking time.

Decoration and Toppings

Finely chop the young garlic in its skin and fry in hot vegetable oil until crispy light brown. Drain the fried garlic on a sieve and season with salt. Finely chop the parsley.

Season the stew with salt and pepper shortly before serving, arrange in deep plates or soup bowls. Decorate with soy cream, parsley and crispy garlic. Serve quickly and enjoy.

4. Calories (kcal.) Vegan Goulash

5. Other Recipes for Goulash and Ragout

All German and Austria Goulash Recipes

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szegedin goulash,
veal goulash,
deer ragout,
german goulash,
venison goulash,
venison in pepper cream sauce,
beef ragout

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