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Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash Recipe
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Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash

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"I normally make this with venison and add a little allspice to the meat. Serve over hot noodles."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs 15 mins

    8 hrs 25 mins


  1. Combine steak and onion in a slow cooker.
  2. Mix flour, paprika, garlic salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; pour over steak and onion. Stir the mixture to coat beef with flour mixture. Add tomatoes and bay leaf.
  3. Cook on Low until steak is completely tender, 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir sour cream through the mixture. Switch slow cooker to High and cook until hot, about 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2012

I had this recipe from a crock pot book that I had. I serve mine with egg noodles. I also used 2 cloves of minced garlic and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt in stead of garlic salt. Always a hit!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 09, 2014

I made this recipe as submitted, and it was a bit bland. The addition of carrots and celery is a very good idea and I will try it next time. Along with twice the paprika and salt.

Nov 08, 2012

My family really enjoyed this meal. I didn't change a thing, served over buttered noodles. Very easy to throw together. Come home to a delicious hot meal!

Feb 17, 2013

I have made a similar recipe for the stovetop for years and was looking for a slow cooker version. This was perfect! I mixed the dry ingredients in a large bowl and then tossed the beef cubes in it. Placed them in the slow cooker, layered the sliced onions, and topped it with the tomatoes. Couldn't have been easier. I did use 1 Tbsp. of paprika, as my original recipe calls for a lot. Served on hot egg noodles, with a side of kale. A hearty and tasty winter meal. Thanks for sharing!

Apr 29, 2013

I would give this recipe 4.5 stars if I could. I think it's a really good base for an even better goulash. I followed the recipe exactly as stated, with the addition of some fresh carrots, celery and leaves, parsley, and oregano (partly for texture and added veggies, and partly because these were things that I needed to use up in my fridge :D). I added the carrots and celery in with the beef and onion, and coated all of that with the flour mixer, and then mixed everything else in and give it a light stir. I also used smoked paprika, just for a little something different. The recipe, with the addition of the few things I added, was just enough "sauce" for one pound of pasta, which is approx. 4c of dry elbow macaroni. Unless you are really trying to stretch this meal, I think 7c of pasta (as listed in the original ingredient list) is a little excessive; but you could always add more liquid to create a thinner "sauce". We preferred the thickness of the sauce just as it was once the sour cream was added in, it was perfect for us. Also, I cooked this on high for 5hrs (stirring it once during that time), then after 5hrs added the sour cream and let it cook on high for another 30min, then turned it off with the lid on for another 30min or so. This was a really easy meal that I was able to let cook in the crock pot all day on Sunday while I did my cleaning. Thanks!

Feb 28, 2013

Oh my was this good! Very simple, love that I could use my crockpot. I did add some chopped carrots and celery and a little Turkish seasoning that I have. The whole family loved this, even my 7 year old son! Leftovers were great for lunch the next day. We will be making this one again!

Apr 02, 2013

I definitely enjoyed this recipe. I added egg noodles about 20 minutes before I added the sour cream and it turned out wonderful. Great flavors with this!

Feb 09, 2014

2/9/14 wonderful


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  • Calories
  • 568 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75.4 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 38.1 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 358 mg
  • 14%

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

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