Weeknight Goulash

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 13, 2023
With this recipe, you can put in a full day’s work, run some errands and still get dinner on the table in hardly any time. Make it extra-special by serving the meat sauce over spaetzle. —Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida
Weeknight Goulash Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Hot cooked egg noodles or spaetzle


  1. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil; drain. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Combine the broth, onion, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, paprika and mustard. Pour over beef. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours, until meat is tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and water until smooth. Gradually stir into beef mixture. Cover and cook on high until thickened, about 30 minutes longer. Serve with noodles.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 478 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 1005mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 45g protein.