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Slow Cooker Goulash

This mouth watering slow cooker goulash is an amazing beef stew that has been cooked for over 8 hours. This allows for the flavours to develop and intensify. The result is an amazing Hungarian style beef dish that just sends your taste buds on an amazing journey.

This dish is great if you need to cook for a crowd as it is fantastic just by itself however I personally love having this dish topped with a dollop of sour cream.

If you’re looking to bulk the recipe out a bit more then I would recommend cooking either some rice or pasta to go with the stew. I personally prefer to enjoy it as is but it can easily be bulked out if needed. I also like having some freshly baked bread off to the side. There is nothing more enjoyable then dipping some delicious soft bread into this rich tomato dish.

This is yet another dish that will reheat pretty well so if you have any leftovers make sure you cover it and keep it in the fridge or freezer. It should keep for a few days in the fridge before needing to be thrown out.

When it comes to buying beef for a stew you don’t need to buy an expensive cut. Something like chuck will not only become really tender after 8 hours of cooking it will also impart an amazing beef flavor to your dish.

If you want to see how everything is done, then you can find a video below that takes you through every step to this Hungarian inspired beef goulash.

Slow Cooker Goulash Recipe


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Cooking Tips:

If you’re in a rush, then you can skip browning the meat. This will probably mean your beef might not be as flavoursome but will still be enjoyable. It also saves making an extra dish to wash up.
Assuming the goulash is too runny for your liking, then you can thicken it up with some corn-starch. To do this simply mix 1 Tbsp. corn-starch with 1 tbsp. water in a separate bowl until it forms a paste. Now pour this paste into the goulash whilst mixing hopefully avoiding any lumps. It should thicken up after 2-5 minutes of cooking.

Nutritional Information:

If you’re after nutritional information for this delicious goulash then you can find it right below. Keep in mind this data is only an estimate and will be different if you make any change to the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 364g
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 77.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 13%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 16%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1247mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 23.3g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Sugars 7.2g
Protein 41.4g 83%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are plenty of other amazing slow cooker dinner meals you’re able to cook up. If you’re not really interested in a beef stew but want a soup dish then something like a minestrone might interest you. Also don’t forget there are some pretty amazing desserts you can cook up too.

If you have some feedback, variation or anything else that you would love to share on this slow cooker goulash then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

I use a 5.5L/6 Quart slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker then you might need to adjust the ingredients.

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