One of the most well-known and well-loved foods from America is the Crockpot goulash. People would usually cook this using ground beef, and a combination of vegetables and spices. This is a flavorful dish that is best served with pasta.
This Crockpot goulash recipe is a rich beef stew. This is great when served with pasta smothered in a tomato broth inside a bowl. The extra step of browning the ground beef together with the spices and onions before placing them in the crockpot adds more depth in the flavor, making it truly a wonderful recipe for dinner.
What is Goulash?
Goulash is a stew or soup of vegetables and meat seasoned with paprika and numerous other spices. It is a Hungarian dish, but goulash is also famous in Southern Europe, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Eastern Europe and Central Europe. To enhance the flavor of your crockpot goulash, you will need wine, bell pepper, caraway seed and garlic.
North American Crockpot goulash recipe isn’t like Hungarian goulash, is made with onion, beef and elbow pasta smothered in a tomato broth.
The modern goulash stews contain roux or flour for thickening. Tomato is a new, but delicious addition in the central Europe. You can use lamb, pork, veal or beef to prepare goulash. Typical cuts required for crockpot goulash are shoulder, shin or shank to get sufficient thickness. Muscles can be a good addition in goulash because these will be converted into gelatin during cooking. In simple words, the meat is sliced into small chunks, seasoned with pepper and salt and finally browned with chopped onions and oil in one pot. Paprika is good to add flavors to your crockpot goulash recipe. You can serve goulash with some pasta.
The variations in goulash
Some variations in goulash are as follow:
-Replace soup pasta (pasta cooking water) with vegetables.
-Substitute beef bones with vegetables and it is known as fake goulash.
-Some people like to add sauerkraut as a substitute of pasta.
-Use smoked pork or smoked beef for meat.
-You can use thin vermicelli and pork in goulash, if you don’t like soup pasta. Lemon juice is good to add flavors.
-The mutton gulyas needs mutton and red wine to flavor it.
-Thick goulash looks similar to stew and it is prepared with three types of meat. It is known as Szekely gulyas.
In this post, you will find the best Crockpot goulash recipe to enjoy authentic goulash at home.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CROCKPOT GOULASH RECIPE?
This Crockpot goulash will keep your family satisfied and their bellies happy. There are a lot of things that make it my favorite recipe:
- One-pot meal: Just add the ingredients in and let the crockpot do all of the work. One-pot meal means less washing up.
- Flavorful: Goulash recipe has tons of flavor.
- Make-Ahead: It’s time-saving treasure meal meaning that you can come home to a meal ready.
How to Make Crockpot Goulash?
Don’t open one more can of tomato soup until you’ve tried this Goulash recipe.
1- In a skill brown the ground beef until browned on both sides.
2- Add the onions and garlic and cook for about 10 minutes until the onions are translucent.
3-Transfer the mixture to the Crockpot and add all ingredients except the pasta cooking water. Stir, cover, and cook on high 3-4 hours or low 7-8 hours.
4- Meanwhile, prepare your pasta according to package directions, drain well and stir into the crockpot meat sauce by. Cook for more additional 10 minutes.
This American Crockpot goulash is commonly served with ready spaetzle, pasta or sizzling buttered egg noodles & cucumber salad. Make the cucumber salad upfront of making ready the goulash in order that the cucumbers marinate within the dressing when you make the stew.
About Crockpot Goulash
2 lbs ground beef.
1 1/2 medium onions diced.
3 cloves garlic.
1 green pepper diced.
6 oz tomato paste.
1/2 cup water.
24 oz pasta sauce jarred or canned.
28 oz diced tomatoes canned, do not drain.
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce.
8 oz mushrooms canned, do not drain.
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning.
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, or to taste.
3 cups pasta shells or elbow pasta
Nutrition Fact Of Crockpot Goulash
Total Fat: 7.7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 340 mg
Potassium: 268 mg
Carbohydrate: 42 g
Protein: 21.5 g
Step by Step Instructions
In a large skill, Brown beef, onions, and garlic until browned both sides. Drain any fat.
Transfer the ground beef mixture to your CrockPot. Add all remaining ingredients except the elbow pasta.
Leave to cook on High setting for 3-4 hours or low setting for 7-8 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain well and stir into meat sauce. Cover and leave o cook for an additional 10 minutes before serving.