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Slow-Cooker Beef Goulash

Yields10 Servings

Serve this hearty dish with a dollop of sour cream if you like and steaming hot egg noodles or mashed potatoes. This recipe makes enough for casual entertaining or make the Small Batch Version (below) to serve a small family (serves 2 with leftovers).

 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.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Protein 25g50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.