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Slow-Cooker Beef Goulash

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Slow-Cooker Beef Goulash

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 495
  • Total Time: 505
  • Serving: 8


2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour

½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper

2 lb (1 kg) 1-inch (2.5 cm) Beef Stewing Cubes

2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil

2 onions, sliced lengthwise into eighths

2 cloves garlic, minced

¾ cup (175 mL) red wine

1 cup (250 mL) bottled chili sauce

1 can (28 oz /796 mL) diced tomatoes

¼ cup (50 mL) paprika


Combine flour, salt and pepper in slow-cooker. Add beef and toss to coat. In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil over medium-high heat; brown seasoned meat, in 4 batches and adding oil as necessary. Return meat to slow-cooker.

Add remaining oil to skillet; cook onions and garlic for 1 minute. Add wine and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan. Pour over beef; stir in chili sauce, tomatoes and paprika.

Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on High for 4 to 6 hours, until meat is tender.

Small Batch Version: Prepare recipe as above, substituting 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) seasoned tomatoes for the plain tomatoes and reducing all ingredients by half. Cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours or High for 2 to 3 hours. Makes 4 servings.
Bright Idea: No slow-cooker? Use a Dutch oven pot to brown meat and then simmer, covered in 325°F (160°C) oven for about 2 hours.