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A slow cooker with goulash
Slow Cooker Hungarian Beef Goulash
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 hrs
Total Time
10 hrs 15 mins

Slow Cooker Hungarian Beef Goulash, the best comfort food no matter the season. It's a melt-in-your-mouth beef stew that is cooked to perfection in a rich tomato, paprika and pepper sauce. A great family meal that everybody will just love.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: beef recipes for dinner
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 572 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 700 g diced beef (1.5 lbs)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (13 oz, 400 ml)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 ½ cups beef stock (broth)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  1. Pat the diced beef dry with kitchen towels, then dust with flour, and season with a quarter of a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of black pepper.

  2. Heat up the oil in a pan, add the diced beef (in batches) and fry until brown.

  3. Transfer the beef to the slow cooker.

  4. Peel and chop the onion and garlic, and fry in the same pan, adding some more oil if necessary. When golden, transfer to the slow cooker together with the chopped peppers, chopped tomatoes, paprika, beef broth, thyme, bay leaves and tomato puree.

  5. Leave to cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 5 hours. Add more salt and peppper to taste.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Hungarian Beef Goulash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 655mg27%
Potassium 984mg28%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 3628IU73%
Vitamin C 80mg97%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.