Slow Cooker Beef Goulash

    6 hours 30 minutes

    This is a wonderful beef goulash that is well matured in the slow cooker. The paprika, thyme and garlic give a wonderful depth of flavour.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 1 1/4 kg beef mince or casserole steak cut into 2cm pieces
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 250g onions, diced
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
    • 1 teaspoon spicy paprika
    • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 250g pasta, elbow or macaroni

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Extra time:3hours15min  ›  Ready in:6hours30min 

    1. In a large frypan heat the olive oil and sauté the onions and sugar until caramelised.
    2. Add the garlic. Cook another minute.
    3. Add beef and brown.
    4. In a slow cooker add beef mixture with sweet paprika, spicy paprika, thyme, bay leaf, tomato paste, chicken stock, salt and black pepper.
    5. Mix all ingredients together well then cover and cook for 2-3 hours on low to medium, stirring occasionally.
    6. About 15 minutes before the goulash is ready boil approximately 1.25 litres of water in a saucepan and add elbow or macaroni pasta and cook until al dente then drain.
    7. When goulash is ready serve over pasta.

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     -  11 Apr 2013


    I have just made this but cooked on top of stove..... didn’t have tomato paste so used tomato passata...... absolutely delicious and saved time too.  -  19 Feb 2018


    Followed the recipes ingredients but cooked for approximately 4 hours using chuck steak. Served it on pasta elbows. Added dollops of sour cream . Easy ,and we we all loved it  -  07 Apr 2016