Slow cooker beef goulash served in a bowl

Slow cooker beef goulash

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 7 hrs

Easy

Serves 8

With fall-apart beef, tomatoes and peppers in a creamy, rich stew, our slow cooker goulash recipe couldn't be easier or more comforting

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal581
  • fat32g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre6g
  • protein54g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • 2kg braising or stewing steak, cut into chunks
    Steak

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    Stayk

    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 4 mixed peppers, cut into 4cm chunks
    Peppers

    Pepper

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  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp flour
    Flour

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  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tsp hot smoked paprika
    Paprika

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  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika, plus extra to serve
    Paprika

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  • 4 tbsp tomato purée
  • 4 large tomatoes, cut into small chunks
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    Tomato

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  • 400-500ml beef stock
  • 300ml soured cream
  • small bunch of parsley, chopped
    Parsley

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Method

  1. Heat the slow cooker to low and heat 2 tbsp oil in a deep frying pan over a medium heat. Season and sear the beef in batches until brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Put the remaining oil in the pan and fry the onions for 10 mins until lightly golden. Add the peppers and garlic, and fry for another 5-10 mins, then stir in the flour and all of the spices. Cook for 2 mins more, then stir in the tomato purée, tomatoes and 400ml beef stock. Season well. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then tip into the slow cooker with the seared beef. Add the remaining stock, if needed, to cover the meat completely. Cover and cook for 6-7 hrs until the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened slightly.

  3. Season to taste, then swirl the soured cream and most of the parsley through the stew. Scatter over the remaining parsley and some sweet smoked paprika, then serve with small roasted potatoes or brown rice, if you like.

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Carowirral
16th Sep, 2019
5.05
Fantastic! When they say it serves eight, it sure does! I used less meat but could hardly get it all in the slow cooker. A big hit. Easy, delicious and added to my recipes. We all loved it.
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