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Slow Cooker Beef Goulash

Slow Cooker Beef Goulash

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 6 1x


Slow cooker beef goulash is loaded with tender, fall-apart beef in a rich savory stew flavored with marjoram, caraway, and sweet paprika.


Units Scale
  • 3 lb. boneless beef chuck, cubed
  • 2 lb. yellow onions, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar / balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 3 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 4 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss the beef cubes in  2 tablespoons of cornstarch to coat them thoroughly.
  2. Over medium-high heat, brown the beef in batches in some oil. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, saute onions and garlic with sugar until caramelized. Add more oil if needed. Deglaze the pan with vinegar.
  4. Transfer meat and onions to a 6 qt. slow cooker and add the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover and cook over high heat for 4 hours or low heat for 8 hours.
  6. Remove the bay leaves and add a cornstarch slurry if you prefer a thicker broth.
  7. Dish and serve hot with bread, rice, mashed potatoes, or egg noodles.
  8. Enjoy!