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Ground Beef Goulash Recipe
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Ground Beef Goulash

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"Easy and filling meal perfect for freezing. Goes great with salad and brownies."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs 10 mins

    4 hrs 30 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, and red bell pepper in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. Transfer beef mixture to a slow cooker; add beef broth, potatoes, carrots, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, paprika, hot sauce, and salt. Stir the mixture, making sure the potatoes remain submerged in liquid.
  3. Cook on Low for 4 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2014

I made this on top of the stove rather than in a crock pot because I didn't think there was any benefit to slow cooking (other than if you're going to be gone, having it ready when you arrive back home, and I was at home today). I used small new red potatoes, so I didn't bother to peel them, and threw in a handful of peas that were in the freezer. I think this is one of those recipes that you need to adjust the seasoning to your own taste preference, and that's what I did. I scaled this down to 2 servings, but it easily could have served 3. Served this over egg noodles, and this simply is good, old-fashioned comfort food at its best.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2014

I made this in my slow cooker as directed and unfortunately it did not turn out good at all. I tried to doctor up the flavor but my husband said it still did not taste good. Not intending to offend the contributor or the other 3 reviewers but want to warn others before using good ingredients and having to scramble for a replacement meal like we had to.

Feb 23, 2014

This was very easy to make. I didn't have potatoes so I added egg noodles per other reviews. I also did not have time to stick in the crockpot so I cooked over the stove. Everything was done within 45 minutes or so.

Feb 08, 2014

If you do not have potatoes, you could put over noodles. This was really good and I had all the ingredients on hand. The family loved it. I prepare in cast iron pot as opposed to crock pot. I did not have red bell pepper; therefore, I used green bell pepper.

Feb 16, 2015

I wanted to try something new with ground beef and found this simple recipe for which I had all the ingredients. I also wanted to have time for my grandson and not be busy cooking. I served this with a salad and everyone loved it. My husband was particularly complimentary.

Feb 26, 2015

I didn't get it. It seemed like too much ground beef compared to the rest of the ingredients to be eaten in a bowl like chili or stew, but also seemed weird to just have on it own. I decided to serve it over a piece of bread which soaked up the juices and still tasted alright. Would probably be good over hawaiian sweet bread. My family ate it and liked it okay but said they wouldn't want to do it again.

Jan 03, 2015

This was easy and delicious. I served it with sour cream and the whole family enjoyed it.

Jun 25, 2015

Taste very good my 13 years old son said I always have to do it like tacos


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  • Calories
  • 687 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.6 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 149 mg
  • 50%
  • Fat
  • 28.5 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 8.1 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 50.7 g
  • 101%
  • Sodium
  • 777 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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