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Weeknight Goulash

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • amsm
    Jan 12, 2021

    This was good. I loved the sweetness from the ketchup and brown sugar. I also loved that this was easy to put together. It was perfect for a weeknight since the slow cooker does most of the work!

  • Amanda
    Sep 26, 2020

    This made our kitchen smell amazing and we were so excited to eat it... but it really lacked in flavor. We added salt and pepper but feel that the sauce really could have benefitted from more flavor building in the beginning. We won't be making this again.