I love crockpot cooking! There is just something so satisfying about throwing a bunch of ingredients in the crockpot in the morning and then not having to worry about dinner all day long, not to mention the delicious smells that permeate the house all day either!
I was introduced to Goulash when I was stationed in Germany. I’m not quite sure why, but it was a dish that you often saw served at lunch counters and restaurants. This warm and tasty cross between a soup and a stew is sure to become a family favorite. Serve it over a bed of noodles, some rice or even in a bowl with fresh hot biscuits on the side.
I particularly like this recipe for Hungarian Goulash because it doesn’t call for browning the meat before placing it in the crockpot-how quick and easy is that? Of course if you wanted to go the extra mile you are welcome to brown your beef/venison cubes.
Also, you don’t need to use a fine cut of meat for this dish. It is going to be cooked “low & slow” so you can use a tougher (& more frugal) cut. That makes it an economical meal!
Beef or Venison Hungarian Goulash for the Crockpot
- 2 LB Beef or Venison
- 1 Onion
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1/2 C Ketchup
- 2 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 TBS Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- 1 C Water
- 1/4 C Flour
Cut Beef or Venison into 1 inch cubes and place in the bottom of the crockpot
Slice onion and lay on top of meat.
Mince garlic & combine with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, paprika, mustard powder & water. Pour over meat & onion.
Cook on LOW for 8-10 hrs
Dissolve flour in 1/4 C cold water and stir into Goulash.
Cook on HIGH for an additional 15 min to thicken.
Use Pork or Chicken instead of Beef or Venison.
Add a couple of slices of bacon, diced. Mmm.
Add sliced sweet peppers and/or chunks of carrot on top of the onion layer (as in the photo).
Use 1TBS prepared mustard instead of mustard powder.
Thicken with 2TBS Cornstarch dissolved in cold water instead of flour.
Use 1TBS molasses or white sugar instead of brown sugar.
Serve over rice instead of noodles.
Eat plain as a stew instead of over anything.