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You’ll Love This Delicious and Easy Goulash Recipe

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You’ll Love This Delicious and Easy Goulash Recipe

Goulash is a stew of meat and vegetables flavored with paprika. It originated in medieval Hungary and is still a symbol of the country today.

However, you don’t have to live in Hungary to enjoy the taste of Hungarian goulash. In fact, many families around the world enjoy goulash on a regular basis. It's a hearty, filling, and delicious dinner that can easily become a staple in your family's cookbook. Here is a recipe you can whip up and enjoy in any kitchen.

Goulash Recipe

The recipe we have here is easy to make. It only takes a handful of ingredients, including ground beef, hash browns with onions and peppers, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, oregano, and cheddar cheese.

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Once you have cooked the meat, you combine the ingredients and put them in a slow cooker. After a few hours, the goulash will be ready to remove from the heat. Then, all you need to do is sprinkle with the cheese and serve.

Because goulash already has meat and veggies, it can be a meal in itself, but to make it more hearty, you can serve it over pasta. You also might want to put some bread on the side so you can sop up the sauces. You might also want to serve a salad on the side or as an appetizer.

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian goulash can be traced back to the 9th century, when it was a meal popular with Hungarian shepherds. The name came from the word “gulyas”, which means herdsman, but it later morphed into gulyashus (Ghoulash meat or herdsman’s meat).

As the dish became more popular, people of all trades were quick to adopt it and variations were made. The meat, which was originally often taken from the sheep, could be substituted with pork, veal, or beef.

In modern times, goulash is enjoyed by families around the world. It's a popular dish in the United States, due to its delicious flavors and hearty ingredients. When your family sits down to enjoy goulash, they definitely won't leave the table hungry!

Now, let's check out the recipe for this easy goulash recipe. Many goulash recipes are on the more complicated side. This is fine when you have the time for it, but when you're a busy parent with lots to do you can't spend ages in the kitchen. With a recipe like this, dinner can be simple!

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Easy Goulash

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes


Easy Goulash is a stew of meat and vegetables flavored with paprika. It originated in medieval Hungary and is still a symbol of the country today.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 of 28 ounce package (about 3 1/2 cups) frozen diced hash brown potatoes with onion & peppers
  • 115 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 114 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces )


1. In large skillet cook ground beef over medium-high heat until brown.

2. Drain off fat.

3. In 3½ – 4 quart slow cooker combine meat, frozen potatoes, tomato sauce, and undrained tomatoes.

4. Cover and cook low-heat, set for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat set for 3 to 4 hours.

5. Remove liner from cooker or turn off cooker.

6. Sprinkle meat mixture with shredded cheddar cheese.

7. Let stand, covered, about 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 Hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stewing
  • Cuisine: Hungarian
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