Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash & Noodles

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Growing up, goulash was not a meal that was served in my home. My parents are both British and goulash just wasn’t a dish they were familiar with. After I got married, I was introduced to the Americanized version of goulash that consists of ground beef, lots of green pepper and a tomato sauce which was served over macaroni noodles. It was “okay”, but really just reminded me of a bowl of pasta with chunky sauce.

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After doing a little searching, I’ve found that over the years goulash has been adapted in many forms and it’s different for everyone. Hungarian goulash is similar to a soup or stew, depending on the thickness of your liquids, and usually contains a large amount of paprika. The thing that really caught my eye was that it was made with beef chuck roast, not ground beef.

I’ve always loved a good stew and was totally ready to give this a try. I didn’t want to offend any Hungarians out there, so I did my research. I used the basic ingredients of Hungarian Goulash and adapted it to my tastes, which is what it seems everyone does as there are so many different versions!

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I used my new Crock-Pot® Programmable Slow Cooker with iStir™ Stirring System. I’ve always loved the convenience of the Crock-Pot®, but now it’s even better. The iStir option lets you stir your ingredients automatically (yes that means you don’t have to do it, it does it for you!) every couple of hours without ever lifting the lid. I love this new feature! It comes with two attachments. The one on the left is for thinner meals like soups, while the attachment that I used (pictured right) is for thicker meals like stews with large chunky pieces.

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It also has a locking lid, which I really like. It keeps all that steam inside the crock and no heat can escape. It also deters family members from lifting the lid during cooking!

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash & Noodles @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

There’s a small amount of prep work involved before dropping everything into the slow cooker. First, you’ll need to cut your chuck roast into 1-inch pieces.

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash & Noodles @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Next, combine herbs, spices, salt, pepper and flour in a gallon sized zipper plastic bag.

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash & Noodles @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Add the cubed meat to the bag, seal and shake to coat.

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Meanwhile, sauté the onion and garlic in the skillet, then add entire contents of meat shaking bag to the onion mixture. Do not discard any extra spice mixture in the bag, add it all to the skillet. Cook, turning occasionally until meat is browned well.

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Add canned tomatoes and its juices and stir. Turn off heat.

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Add meat mixture to the slow cooker crock, using a rubber spatula to ensure you get all of the sauce from the skillet.

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash & Noodles @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Add the beef broth and the Worcestershire sauce stir gently. Add the parsnips and carrots and stir. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours (or low for 6-8), or until meat and vegetables are tender.

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Add chopped sweet peppers during the last hour of cooking.

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Remove lid from slow cooker and turn up to high. Put a pot of water on the stove for your egg noodles and bring to a rolling boil.

Remove about 1/4 cup of liquid from the slow cooker. In a medium bowl, measure out the cornstarch. Slowly add the liquid from the slow cooker to the cornstarch, stirring as you go. Only add small amounts at a time, stir, then add more. Adding the liquid all at once will cause your cornstarch to clump and it will be impossible to smooth out. Once you have added enough liquid to make the cornstarch mixture thin, add the cornstarch mixture to the slow cooker and stir. Allow the slow cooker to cook on high, uncovered, to thicken the stew while your egg noodles cook.

Add your egg noodles to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Drain and serve thickened goulash over cooked egg noodles.

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Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash & Noodles
 
Prep
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
  • 2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 heaping tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about two cloves)
  • 1 14-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into ½" pieces
  • 3 medium parsnips, cut into ½" pieces
  • 5 oz sweet peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Egg noodles
Instructions
  1. Combine paprika, caraway seeds, marjoram, Kosher salt and black pepper in a large plastic zipper bag. Place cubed meat into the bag and close, then shake to coat.
  2. Saute chopped onion in olive oil until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté another 30 seconds.
  3. Add entire contents of meat shaking bag to the onion mixture in the skillet. Cook, turning occasionally until meat is browned well. Add canned tomatoes and its juices and stir. Turn off heat.
  4. Add meat mixture to the slow cooker crock, using a rubber spatula to ensure you get all of the sauce from the skillet. Add the beef broth and the Worcestershire sauce stir gently. Add the parsnips and carrots and stir.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours (or low for 6-8), or until meat and vegetables are tender. Add chopped sweet peppers during the last hour of cooking.
  6. Remove lid from slow cooker and turn up to high. Put a pot of water on the stove for your egg noodles and bring to a rolling boil.
  7. Remove about ¼ cup of liquid from the slow cooker. In a medium bowl, measure out the cornstarch. Slowly add the liquid from the slow cooker to the cornstarch, stirring as you go. Only add small amounts at a time, stir, then add more. Adding the liquid all at once will cause your cornstarch to clump and it will be impossible to smooth out. Once you have added enough liquid to make the cornstarch mixture thin, add the cornstarch mixture to the slow cooker and stir. Allow the slow cooker to cook on high, uncovered, to thicken the stew while your egg noodles cook.
  8. Add your egg noodles to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Drain and serve thickened goulash over cooked egg noodles.

Comments

  1. says

    I’d love to try my own recipe for Chicken Pot Pie or Beef Stew in a new slow cooker! I have an older, non-programmable, small cooker and totally need an updated model for my growing family!

  2. Janice Dunstan says

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I use my crock pot all the time! I love it when my husband comes home from work and while he’s eating his dinner he always looks over at me and says, ” this is a delicious dinner and thank you! After 34 years this never gets old!

  3. Sandi says

    my slow cooker just decided to die so I guess I won’t be doing anything soon but really want to try chicken, rice and brocolli in the slow cooker! I would love to win a new one so I can get started sooner!

  4. Erika Villarreal says

    I don’t have one and I just bought a cookbook with easy skinny slow cook recepies, it will be just perfect for my trying to lose weight goal this year.

  5. Karen Brinson says

    I would love to win this and i would like to have a Recipe for Chili made in the Crock Pot Programmable Slow Cooker with iStir Stirring System.

  6. Marvel Simmons says

    Looks great and I don’t remember mother ever making it this way! I will definitely give it a try! Thanks for posting.

  7. Karen Jones says

    I use my crockpot ALL the time. We have been through soooooo many differenc crockpots. Would love to try this one.

  8. Regina Powell says

    I never realized to put the peppers in the last hour of cooking. makes a difference in the taste. Good Recipies.

  9. Shelia Leverett says

    I love all these crockpt!!! And I would love to win this new one :) I think my first thing to cook in it would be pot roast with potatoes, onions and carrots….that’s a favorite in my home!

  10. Christy Romanic says

    I love Hungarian Goulash and I would love to win this crock pot. I have been needing a new one for awhile now but it has not been in my budget :)

  11. Tess says

    Your Hungarian Goulash looks awesome… it is what I want to make next!!! The iStir feature on this crockpot is AWESOME!!!!!
    ~Tess

  12. Brenda Cerenzia says

    I love using my crockpot! I will cook anything in it and I would love to try this recipe. I also am going to try to make cakes!

  13. Nancy Terry says

    This new kitchen time saver looks delightful!
    The recipe makes my mouth water.
    I hope I win, since I never do, and I will make goulash my first attempt!

  14. Alyssa says

    I always love a good beef stew in the winter or potato soup, chicken corn chowder. I also have an amazing recipe for potato leak soup! I love trying new recipes and don’t always have the best equipment for it. This would be a blessing.

  15. tcmary says

    It’s time for a new crockpot so this would be a great one that stirs itself. I would def try this Hungarian goulash in my new pot

  16. Maureen Hernandez says

    The first time that I saw one was in my dauthers house and it is fantastic. This could be my first time using a crock-pot and I love the idea of winning it. Thank you for all this recipes.

  17. Rosemary says

    I never have had a crock pot an I see more an more recipes on FB and recipes from food channels that I would love to start try’n some of these wonderful recipes an I’m without a crock pot!

  18. says

    I’m going to make Moroccan Chicken or that funny recipe where you mix soy sauce, sprite, ginger and garlic and pour it over chicken.

  19. Karen Uildersma says

    I would love to try this recipe, and love the idea of a crock pot that stirs itself. Thanks for the opportunity..

  20. kris waldron says

    Hi, I want to try slow cooker macaroni and cheese with ham . Thank you for the give away slow cooker. It looks fabulous

  21. Shaiza Zahid says

    i just started volunteer work job, that keeps me outta the house every day! a crockpot would be lovely, to cook meals in even when m not home!!

  22. Pamela says

    This goulash looks amazing! Would love to win the crock pot. Will need to add this to my “Like to Have” list. Have a Great Day!

  23. Jennifer Reynolds says

    I am new to slow cooker cooking, since I am at work 9-10 hours a day, its hard to find recipes that cook that long even on low. So I would love to try this Goulash (which I have never had myself) in a programmable cooker!

  24. Dorothy says

    I think this slow cooker would be great for my french onion soup. No taking the lid off and losing precious time. WOW.

  25. Catherine Bryant says

    Now this sounds like a recipe I would enjoy eating and the crock pot looks so cool and sleek looking wouldn’t mind winning this baby!

  26. Korinna Chavez says

    I really love egg noodles. I would like to try this and maybe make it spicy. Also a good slow cooked chicken noodle soup sounds awesome too.

  27. Marilyn Bennett Tucker says

    I would probably make a pulled pork recipe, but I will definitely be trying this recipe. It looks delicious!

  28. Richard Bishop says

    I NEED THIS CROCK-POT! I’m fixing to move and have no cooking features such as this, and I need to buy them all, and it’s so much to buy at once! This would really help me out! Especially considering it has to new awesome features ;)

  29. rachel says

    This looks so good . I would love to make this but broke the lid from my old crock pot . This would be great to win .

  30. Sunny C says

    I need a new Crock Pot!!! Mine is on it’s last leg!!! LOL
    I would like to make Home made stock with Chicken Bones.
    Then I would like to make Chicken and Noodles in a new Crock Pot!!!!!
    Your Goulash Recipe looks so Yummy!!!!

  31. Donna Johnson says

    Just found your cooking blog. Anxious to see more recipes for the crockpot. I would like to see one for porkchops. Ty

  32. Jayne says

    I love all your recipes and I particularly like the beef roast so I’d have to give that a go in my new Crock Pot ;) lol This recipe looks good too and I love trying new things.

  33. thomas rooff says

    How can I purchase a Crock Pot as shown in the Hungarian Goulaush recipe. Crock Pot with snap-on lid and stirrers.

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