Old World Hungarian Goulash

Total Time
4hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs 30 mins

One of the best goulash recipes I've ever come up with. I think that the original recipie I started out with used 2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces instead of ground beef

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook beef in butter, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
  3. Do not drain.
  4. Place beef and sliced onion in a slow cooker.
  5. Mix partially cooked elbo macarroni, beef broth, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, season salt, liquid smoke, salt, and pepper; stir into beef mixture.
  6. Cover and cook on low heat 4-5 hours (I always use the longer cook time).
  7. Mix water and flour; gradually stir into beef mixture.
  8. Stir in green pepper.
  9. Cover and cook on high heat 30 minutes. Serve with a dolop of sourcream atop.


Most Helpful

DON'T CALL IT A GOULASH, because GULYAS is a soup!!!!!!!!!!

aniko8 May 16, 2013

DH wants this recipe saved to his favourites file. It's delicious. I used diced tomatoes, Hungarian Sweet Paprika and Brown Rice pasta. There wasn't time to cook it in my crockpot so I cooked it in a lidded saucepan on the stove top on very low heat for 2 hours. I added a soup can of red wine because I had an open bottle and I also thought it would need more liquid for the stove top method. Thankyou for sharing this recipe. Made for PAC Fall '08

Dreamer in Ontario September 20, 2008

Hungarian Foulash is actually a stew, not a soup. It has chunks of beef, lots of paprika, and NO tomato products.

llevise September 04, 2015

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