Crock-Pot Hungarian Beef Goulash

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I had been searching for a good goulash recipe for quite some time, and finally made my own from bits of several others. No potatoes in this one (my crock-pot usually doesn't get them tender enough). It will need salt at the end or at the table - I cook with very little salt and add it at the end because many of my friends need low-sodium food. My SO has been telling people 'It was GOOD goulash' for days since I made it. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blot meat cubes dry and dredge with flour mixed with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet; brown meat cubes. Drain off excess fat. Brown meat in batches if necessary.
  3. Place meat in crock-pot. Sprinkle meat with paprika and cayenne, stirring and turning cubes to season evenly.
  4. Add onions and garlic to crock-pot.
  5. Combine tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, brown sugar, dry mustard, lemon juice and beef stock. Blend. Pour over meat.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  7. Knead butter with flour to make a paste. Add to crockpot and stir well. Cook on high 15 minutes or until thickened.
  8. Add salt at end of cooking, or salt to taste at table.
Most Helpful

This is a delicious version of Hungarian Beef Goulash! This is true comfort food. I served it on thin PA Dutch egg noodles as my DH doesn't like wide noodles. I also doubled the sauce. Made for Spring 2009 PAC.

AcadiaTwo March 25, 2009