Traditionally, Hungarian goulash is a hearty beef stew. In the recipe below, however, eggplant stands in for the beef for a vegetarian version of this classic dish that's just as tasty. Best of all? It's so much quicker to make.
The key to ensuring that the eggplant doesn't come out bitter is to try to select smaller ones at the store or farmers market. Because it's the seeds that make eggplant bitter, if you can't find smaller eggplant, consider removing some of the seeds from a larger one. Using both sweet and smoked paprika will give this dish the flavor you crave.