Crock Pot Goulash

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Seems like everyone in the Midwest has a recipe for goulash that has nothing to do with the Hungarian kind. This was my mom's recipe, which I adapted for the crock pot after living in a apartment with an unruly oven that would set off the smoke alarm no matter how often I cleaned it. This is a very simple recipe, but it's my brother's favorite meal in the world (thus I make it for him every Christmas Eve). Good with garlic-cheese bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Brown meat. Drain.
  3. Combine meat, pasta, spaghetti sauce, onion powder and mushrooms(if using) in crock pot. Mix well.
  4. Cover. Cook on High for 1 hour.
  5. Reduce heat to Low for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with Parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

This was a good basic dish. I made this exactly as written and we all enjoyed it.

bmcnichol May 02, 2013

I made this today for lunch. I did on thing different and that was to season the ground beef with garlic. About 1 Tbsp. We liked it and the kids ate it up. "We like this kind of biscetti" is what I kept hearing!! Served with cheesy garlic bread. Although this is not the type of goulash I am used to it is def. a keeper!

Husker Fan January 11, 2009

Hello there, Lisa! I made this for our Sunday dinner. There are two things I did different: substituting chopped onion for the onion powder ( didn't have any) and putting in a Tbsp of garlic powder. Other than that, it was the same. Thank you so much for the great dinner. I'll be making this again, because it was so easy!

VickyJ June 01, 2008

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