Butter Bean Goulash Recipe


  • 8 oz dried butter beans
  • 4 oz bacon
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 8 oz tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 small lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 oz mushrooms


  1. Soak the butter beans in1 pint of water, preferably overnight.
  2. Drain the butter beans and reserve the water.
  3. Chop the bacon, peel and slice the onion, chop the celery sticks, peel the tomatoes and cut into quarters.
  4. In a large pan, with a lid, gently fry the bacon until the fat runs. Add the sliced onion and celery chunks and fry, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes or until well browned. Stir in the paprika and cook for another minute and then add the tomatoes.
  5. Add water or stock to bring the reserved water up to 1 pint. Add to the pan along with the grated rind and juice of the lemon. Bring to the boil and add the butter beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cover and reduce the heat and simmer for about 2 hours until the beans are tender.
  7. Slice the mushrooms and add them to the pan.  Re-cover and continue cooking for about 15 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked.
  8. Serve hot.

Serves 4 – Great with some crusty bread.

Posted in All Recipes, Bean, Pulses and Rice Recipes, Pork Recipes, Slow Cooking
One comment on “Butter Bean Goulash Recipe
  1. aheyes says:

    fabulous,about time we went back to good old fashion cooking. How anyone can enjoy the meals in these so called very expensive restaurant with a little bit in the middle of the plate is beyond me.

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