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Easy One Pot Hungarian Goulash
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: European
Servings: 13 cups
Calories: 253.8 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
  • 2 lbs. boneless stewing beef cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mild oil such as canola
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 2 cans 10.75 ounces each condensed tomato soup (not diluted)
  • 3 large onions diced
  • 3 green bell peppers seeded and diced
  • ½ of a soup can of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika or more, to taste
  • Optional for serving: mashed potatoes or buttered noodles
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley
  1. Place beef in a large Ziploc bag. Add flour, plus a dash of salt and pepper. Seal the bag and toss so that the beef chunks are coated in flour.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot (but not smoking), brown the beef on both sides until the chunks turn a rich color (about 8-10 minutes). Don’t stir the beef too much as it’s cooking – you want to allow it to sit on one side and brown before turning it over or stirring it again.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  4. Once the broth boils, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and allow the stew to cook slowly until the meat and vegetables are tender (approximately 2 hours). Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve goulash in bowls, or on plates over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  6. Alternatively, you can cook this goulash in a slow cooker. To do so, transfer browned beef to the slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients, cover, and cook for 6-8 hours on LOW or 3-4 hours on HIGH.
Recipe Notes

Have leftovers? This is a great freezer meal! Just package the cooked goulash in air-tight containers and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe adapted from I’d Rather Be Swimming cookbook.

Nutrition Facts
Easy One Pot Hungarian Goulash
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 253.8 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.5g22%
Saturated Fat 5.1g32%
Cholesterol 46.2mg15%
Carbohydrates 16.1g5%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 13.8g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.