Crock Pot Goulash

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




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

Questions & Replies

  1. I'm learning... But if I double the recipe do I and time to the crock pot also? I'm not sure since everything is already cooked that's going in.


  1. How much Worcestershire sauce did you use?
    • Review photo by Tatiana K.
  3. I'd like to beg to differ on a 'traditional' sauce. I am of Italian descent and Ragu is an insult to the tomato sauce world (and Italians!). It is merely watered-down ketchup. Buy a can of crushed tomatoes at Walmart for $0.99 or a can of diced for the same price if you want some texture. Or possibly spend a bit more for a jar of Classico, which I've used in a pinch or when I have felt a little lazy and didn't want the tiny bit of extra work. Don't cheapen a potentially good meal by ruining it with ketchup. LOL
  4. I did this recipe but I used fresh onion instead of onion powder and I added fresh mushrooms-i also added oregano and fresh garlic-I took it to a church potluck and it was a big success-I'll definitely do this again-so easy-yummmmy!
  5. This was a good basic dish. I made this exactly as written and we all enjoyed it.


  1. I loved this recipe. I used shells instead of elbows for starters. I seasoned my ground beef with chopped onion, worchestire sauce (Idk spelling ????), garlic, black pepper, and a dried herb seasoning. I also topped this delicious dish with an Italian style cheese(mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, romano, fontina, and asiago cheese. This is a keeper.
  2. 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!



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