Slow-Cooked Hungarian Goulash Recipe
- 2 pounds beef top round steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- Hot cooked egg noodles
- 1. Place beef and onion in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the flour, paprika, garlic salt and pepper; sprinkle over beef and stir to coat. Stir in tomatoes; add bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
- 2. Discard bay leaf. Just before serving, stir in sour cream; heat through. Serve with noodles.
- 3. Freeze option: Before adding sour cream, cool stew. Freeze stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream. Yield: 6-8 servings.
1 cup: 224 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein
Reviews for Slow-Cooked Hungarian Goulash
"The recipe as written is bland. This was delicious after my fixes. I followed the recipe once. This time, I added two cloves of garlic then braised the meat and deglazed the pan with the tomatoes. That was intentional. When I reached for my paprika, I found I was out. I used chili powder instead. Happy accident. I will never use paprika in this again. Maybe that disqualifies it as goulash, but I don't care, it was way better this way."
"Rivalled my Slovenian mother in laws. I used moose instead of beef because we are a family of hunters. I added two beef bullion cubes and a cup of water to the slow cooker, along with two additional tbsp of flour and skipped the sour cream all together. Would use this recipe again!"
"It was good, but bland."
"Made this just as the recipe said and it was delicious!"
"I really liked this. A good dish for the winter months. Creamy and mild in taste. Had with egg noodles."
"My family enjoyed this recipe very much. I like the simplicity of it"
"Out of 7 reviews, I only see 2 that give this recipe higher stars, and both of those reviews had to "tweak" the recipe. I won't be making this."
"I used a 10 oz. can of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chili's and 1/2 can tomato sauce with green chili's to give it some twang!"
"It was simple but bland."
"I made this and it turned out very very runny. Before feeding it to my boyfriend I had him taste it. He couldn`t spit it out fast enough."
"We enjoyed this recipe and I'll probably make it again. That said, I added cream cheese instead of sour cream, as I had just gotten home from work and didn't take the time to check the recipe before adding the final touches. I let it simmer all day in the crockpot on low and came home to a delicious smelling dinner!Next time I'll try it with sour cream, but the cream cheese version wasn't bad, just a bit rich!"
"Not bad, but I wasn't crazy about it. I prefer a creamier sauce."
"I did not care for this recipe. I find it too bland and runny."
"Maybe try Hungarian hot paprika to add some kick for those who think it is too bland, I liked it, but i'll try the hotter stuff next time to see"
"I made this recipe and yes it has to have a few enhancements to meet my taste, but I feel taht it is worth the five stars I gave it.As far as the burning on or sticking I used 1/2 cup beef broth or 3 cubes beef bouillo. You can also use a crockpot liner and throw it away when you are done."
"David, try lightly spraying your crockpot with crisco before you put your ingredients in. This should help with clean up. ;)"
"This was good, not amazing but good."
"This was great! I would make it again. So easy."
"So tasty, so easy to make :)"
"I tried to spice it up like a previous review suggested, but I still thought it was bland. It was okay...not a favorite in our house for sure."
"I was really curious about the reviews saying this recipe would be 'bland'. They were right. I did read the reviews while making the recipe. I added a 10.5 oz can of beef gravy and a can of undiluted vegetable beef soup. This helped a lot. I will make this recipe again, and after tweeking it, will give it at least 4 stars."
"Loved that I didn't have to do anything beforehand except plop it in the slow cooker!~ Theresa"
"I added two cans of mushrooms & 1/4 cup of burgundy wine. Excellent!!!"
"Didn't care for this one - didn't have much flavor"
"We didn't care for it. The sauce was too bland. Maybe with some tweaking it would be better"
"Goulash is a dish, originally from Hungary, a stew or a soup, usually made of beef, red onions, vegetables, spices and ground paprika powder. while Gulyásleves is prepared as a soup."
"This was delicious, however, it is not true Hungarian gulyas. Gulyas is more a of soup with potatoes and paprika and dumplings."
"This was a hit with my family. I added mushrooms and used whole garlic. I didnt have sourcream on hand so I used heavy whipping cream instead and it turned out amazing. This recipe in going in our family cookbook for sure. I also used my dutch oven to cut the time in half."
"Oh Oh Oh, this is soooo good. What I like about it too, besides the wonderful taste is, there is not pre-browning the meat in a skillet first. Everything in the slow cooker and you are done!"
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.