Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash

Traditional goulash with onion and bread

A traditional Hungarian dish, goulash is a meat stew or soup that’s filled with delicious veggies and spices…think of it as Hungary’s answer to chili. Not only is this dish bursting with flavor, but we made it even easier to make by throwing everything in the slow cooker and letting it do all the work for us!

Traditional goulash with onion and bread

If you’re tired of all your usual recipes or just want to expand your cooking repertoire with something new and tasty, this is the meal for you – served alone, or with crusty bread or noodles, this stew hits the spot!

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash

Serves 6-8


  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast or stew meat, cubed
  • 3 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 yellow onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Combine beef, onions, potatoes and garlic in slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together paprika, brown sugar and dry mustard and set aside.
  3. Pour beef broth in a large bowl and stir in dry spices and tomato paste. Once dissolved, pour mixture into slow cooker and stir everything together.
  4. Season generously with salt and pepper, then cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours, or until meat and vegetables are tender.
    Note: you could also cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours.
  5. During the last 30 minutes, whisk flour into glass of water and stir into goulash.
  6. Cover and cook on HIGH for another 30 minutes, then serve hot.

Recipe adapted from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

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