Easy Hungarian Goulash slow cooker recipe

hungarian goulash

I’m not sure if I ever told you but my maternal grandfather was Hungarian?

When he settled here Hungary wasn’t in a good place and his parents managed to join him and spend the rest of their days here in the UK. His mother was very good in the kitchen and has left a legacy of recipes behind her, she even made her own wine …but today I am going to share an easy Hungarian Goulash slow cooker recipe adapted by myself from the original recipe

Hungarian goulash in the slow cooker

Serves 4 – Similar recipe in WeightWatchers archives shows 10 Propoints per serving

500g stewing beef cut into cubes
seasoned plain flour to coat the beef in
a tbsp oil to fry
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 tbsps paprika
1 tin of chopped tomatoes or 400g fresh chopped
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 red pepper chopped
1 green pepper chopped
300 ml beef stock
Salt and pepper
Sour cream to serve or greek yogurt
I made dumplings to serve with mine

Coat the cubed beef in the seasoned plain flour and fry in a pan in the oil to brown on all sides.

Tip into the slow cooker, using the same pan and a spray of oil or two, fry off the onion until soft and golden and add the garlic towards the end. Add to the slow cooker.

Sprinkle over the paprika, add the tomato puree, the tin of tomatoes, the chopped peppers and the beef stock.

Set on high for a couple of hours and then turn to low for another 4 hours until the beef is tender. Correct the sauce with salt and pepper if needed and if you want to make dumplings add them to the slow cooker about 20 minutes before serving

You can sprinkle with parsley or add a swirl of sour cream or Greek yogurt too.


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  1. Mary at Keynko says

    As a vegetarian, it’s not really for me – but always on the look out for new recipes for my other half – and this is going on the list!

  2. caro_mad says

    I absolutely love Hungarian Gulasz. We have family friends in Hungary and they make the best gulasz in the world. It’s just so so yummy.

    • says

      I couldn’t agree more with you, I’ve been eating it all my life and the best I have to agree is when I visit the cousins in Budapest :)

  3. Chrissie Saunders says

    Gorgeous as always. Remember when I was in Hungary back in 2000 when I was a veggie. Attempted to order a meal with no meat and ended up with a Pudding for dinner. :-) Thanks for joining into Slow Cooker Sunday, we always enjoy your recipes. Off to Pin it now.


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