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good ol' goulash

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Callie Godwin
Choctaw, OK

This recipe is not only good on the first day, but it is better on the second day. It is budget-friendly and freezes well.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A great, no-frills goulash that has a wonderful home-cooked flavor. Slow cooking the goulash enables the ingredients to mingle and creates fantastic flavor. It's super easy to make, but it does take some time in the Crock Pot. The perfect meal when you have projects going on at home and want a home-cooked meal but don't have time to spend in the kitchen.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 6 - 8
prep time 35 Min
cook time 4 Hr 30 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For good ol' goulash

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 md
    yellow onion
  • 1 can
    condensed tomato soup (10.75 oz)
  • 2 can
    diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained (10 oz each)
  • 2 tsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1-3 tsp
    paprika, I used smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    dried marjoram leaves
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper, or any color pepper
  • 1 can
    corn kernels (15.25 oz)
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 1/2 c
    cooked pasta of choice (8 oz)
  • 1/4 c
    parsley, if desired
  • pinch
    cayenne pepper

How To Make good ol' goulash

  • Browning beef, green pepper, and onion.
    In a very large skillet, cast iron if you have it, cook ground beef, green pepper, and onion until the meat is browned and the green pepper and onion are tender. Stir to break up the meat. Drain well. I then placed it in a slow cooker. If you want you can make the recipe in the large skillet, it cuts the time down to about 25 minutes.
  • Beef and remaining ingredients added to the slow cooker.
    Add all other ingredients except the parsley.
  • Goulash cooking in the slow cooker.
    Cover and cook on high until it is simmering; about 4 hours.
  • Removing bay leaves from the goulash.
    Remove the bay leaves.
  • Cooked pasta added to the slow cooker.
    Add cooked pasta.
  • Ingredients simmering in the slow cooker.
    Simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently for about 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkling goulash with parsley.
    Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.
  • Cheese and sour cream added to a bowl of goulash.
    Add cheese and sour cream, if desired.