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Slow Cooker Goulash

Prepare this delicious slow cooker goulash in a matter of minutes! This easy dish is perfect healthy comfort food, and a great dinner idea for winter or fall.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Stew
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, beef dinner, crockpot, fall, slow cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Tonje



  • 1 pound diced beef
  • 1 (15 oz) can canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  • Sauté the diced beef in a skillet or frying pan with salt, pepper and caraway seeds until the meat is browned on the surface. This only takes a few minutes. If you use very lean meat, you might have to add a splash of oil to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
    1 pound diced beef, ½ teaspoon caraway seeds, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Meanwhile, add sliced onions, diced bell peppers, finely diced or grated garlic, canned diced tomatoes, tomato puree, paprika and beef stock to your crock pot and mix well.
    1 (15 oz) can canned diced tomatoes, 2 bell peppers, 1 onion, 3 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, 2 cups beef broth, ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Add the browned beef and flour to the slow cooker, and stir to combine. Cover with a lid, and set to cook on high for 4-5 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours.
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Add any extra seasoning to taste if needed, and serve.



  • Store leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 6 months. Reheat in a microwave or on the stove top, and serve.
  • You will need a slow cooker that's at least 3 qt to make this recipe.
  • Feel free to add more diced vegetables like potatoes, carrots or zucchini to the stew if you want to make it more filling.
  • Serve your beef goulash over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2066IU | Vitamin C: 90mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg