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Hungarian Beef Goulash - Slow Cooker
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins
This Hungarian Goulash is a deep, smoky beef stew that you can make quickly in your pressure cooker or let it simmer all day in your slow cooker. The result is a tender, delicious meal that can be served over rice, potatoes or egg noodles.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: hungarian, eastern European, European
Keyword: Beef, One Pot Meal, Make Ahead
Servings: 6
Calories: 391 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon bacon grease (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers diced
  • 1 russet potato peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Pre-heat the slow cooker for at least 20 minutes to get it warm.
  2. Pre- heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon grease or oil and working in batches, add the beef cubes and brown on all sides. Remove the browned beef from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and caraway seeds to the sauté pan and sauté for a few minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for a few more minutes. Add the paprika and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the white wine to the pan and using a wooden spoon, scrape up any brown bits that have formed on the bottom of the pan. Add the tomatoes, roasted peppers, potato, beef stock and salt and bring to a simmer. Season with freshly ground black pepper and transfer the mixture to the warmed slow cooker. Add the browned beef to the slow cooker and stir everything together. Cover.
  5. Slow cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
  6. Stir the goulash well as you mix in the parsley. This will break the potato a little and thicken the goulash. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.
Nutrition Facts
Hungarian Beef Goulash - Slow Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 1178mg49%
Potassium 1026mg29%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 2573IU51%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.