Goulash (Crockpot)

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 20m
Ready In

"When I was a GS leader many years ago my troop created a cookbook from around the world, and this was one of the recipes from that grouping. However, I changed it to reflect our taste."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (282.8 g)
  • Calories 559
  • Total Fat - 15.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 131.1 mg
  • Sodium - 338.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 70.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 11.7 g
  • Protein - 31.5 g
  • Calcium - 56.6 mg
  • Iron - 6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Brown ground beef in skillet.

Step 2

Place browned beef in crock pot.

Step 3

Add onion to skillet and saute until it is tender (about 5 minutes).

Step 4

In a bowl mix Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and vinegar, mustard and salt.

Step 5

Add this mixture to meat with one cup of HOT water.

Step 6

Stir and cover. Cook for 4 hours low.

Step 7

Stir in brown sugar and cook for 1 hour on low.

Step 8

Blend flour with remaining 1/2 cup of cool water and add to meat mixture.

Step 9

Stir until thickened, cook for an additional 30 minutes on low.

Step 10

Serve on bed of cooked noodles. Enjoy!


No special items needed.

8 Reviews

Chef shapeweaver

This recipe was made on 5/19/14 for the " Billboard Recipe Tag " game. The recipe was sort of made as it was written,a few changes were made and they are as follows. The meat and onions were browned at the same time.Also while the meat was browning,a bit of seasoned salt and pepper was added.There were also some change made to the quantity of sauce ingredients. The full amount of mustard was used 1 1/2 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce,3 Tablespoons of ketchup,and the full amount of vinegar. I did make a mistake and added the brown sugar to the sauce ingredients.Before adding the flour/water mixture, a " Quality Taste Test " was done,I found it to be a bit too sweet for our tastes. To remedy that,about 1/2 teaspoon of cumin was added and it worked just fine.I served this over buttered Parmesan egg noodles. Thanks for posting, and " Keep Smiling :) "


review by:
(20 May 2014)


We really enjoyed this dish! I did cut the brown sugar down to 1 tsp as the ketchup was sweet enough for us. I served this over sautéed cabbage and onions instead of noodles. Will be saving this recipe to make again! Thanks Deb for another wonderful recipe! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(15 Apr 2014)


This was supper tonight. Not made in the crock but on stove top. Flavor reminded me of BBQ sauce or a sloppy jo with BBQ flavor. Very good taste. Thank you for posting.


review by:
(20 Jun 2013)


This turned out great and even better as leftovers, it's a low cost meal that's very satisfing, I'll be making it again, thank you AcadiaToo


review by:
(27 Dec 2012)


Simple and Satisfying! Max and I really enjoyed this over egg noodles with sliced steamed cabbage. The only change I made was to add some garlic salt. Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.


review by:
(14 Oct 2012)


This was very tasty. I made it on the stove top instead of in a crockpot so the cooking time was reduced to about 40 minutes. I omitted the sugar since I felt the ketchup added enough sweetness for our taste and I used only about 1/4 cup of water when thickening using cornstarch instead of flour. I'm really bad at using flour as a thickener. I often end up with lumps and I don't have the same problem with cornstarch.


(19 Sep 2012)

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