Pepper Beef Goulash Recipe
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Pepper Beef Goulash Recipe

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Peggy Key of Grant, Alabama uses only a couple of common ingredients to turn beef stew meat into a hearty entree. No one will ever guess the secret behind her great goulash--an envelope of sloppy joe seasoning.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4-5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4-5 servings


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 envelope sloppy joe seasoning
  • 2 to 2-1/4 pounds beef stew meat (3/4-inch cubes)
  • 1 celery rib, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • Hot cooked rice or noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the water, tomato paste, vinegar and sloppy joe seasoning. Stir in the beef, celery and green pepper. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours. Serve with rice. Yield: 4-5 servings.
Originally published as Pepper Beef Goulash in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p49

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Surprisingly flavorful and oh, so easy! May need to rename it in my recipe box as it doesn't fit under my definition of "goulash" but one way or another, I will find this and make it again!"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"This had a wonderful flavor and was easy to make. We topped it with a little sour cream."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"This is a good way to make goulash, very tasty and different from the sour cream gravy"

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"This was tasty! The sauce reminded me of what my mom use to cook stuffed green peppers in. Served white rice AND mashed potatoes."

Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"This recipe has really good flavor and is sooo easy. The only thing I don't like is that the beef stew meat creates oil/fat in the sauce. The stew meat itself gets the fat cooked off though, and is really good and moist."

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