Beef Goulash

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Beef Goulash

This Beef Goulash recipe comes from my mother in law in Germany.  She seared the beef and cooked covered on a low simmer on the stovetop for ~ 2 hours.  I’ve modified it for the crockpot.  Want a one pot meal?  Throw potatoes in the crockpot with the beef instead of cooking the spaetzle on the side.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Crockpot / Instapot / Braised
  • Cuisine: German


  • 2 1/2 lb chuck roast, chunked
  • 1 1/4 lb carrots, peeled & chunked
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1  Tbsp e.v. olive oil
  • 8 ounces frozen pearl onions
  • 20 ounces (~ 3 cups) canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup red wine
  • 16 ounces (1lb) Spaetzle


  • Add all ingredients, except Spaetzle,  into a 6 quart crockpot.  Stir & cook on low 6-8 hours.
  • 20 minutes before you want to eat:  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add spaetzle.
  • Serve Beef Goulash over spaetzle.  Add sea salt to taste.  Guten Appetit!  Beckie


  • Gluten Free folks will want to use potatoes and throw them in the crockpot at the same time as the beef.
  • Don’t have a crockpot?  Braise (cook on low) for 2 – 2 1/2 hours on the stovetop.

Things In My Kitchen:

  • 6 quart programmable Crockpot – For throwing everything in and walking away until dinner time.
  • Spaetzle –  usually found in the ethnic section of most grocery stores.  Substitute Egg Noodles if you can’t find it or use the link and buy it on Amazon.

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Keywords: Goulash, Beef Goulash, Chuck Roast, Dairy Free, Comfort Food

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