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. Here is a recipe you can whip up and enjoy in any kitchen.
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 and oregano and cheddar cheese.
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 or noodles. 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 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.Print
Easy GoulashGoulash is a stew of meat and vegetables flavored with paprika. It originated in medieval Hungary and is still a symbol of the country today.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- ½ of 28 ounce package(about 3½ cups) frozen diced hash brown potatoes with onion & peppers
- 1– 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1– 14½ ounce can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
- ½ 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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