Crockpot Goulash

This goulash recipe combines ground beef, onion, tomatoes, and macaroni with a bit of Italian seasoning, and is cooked in a slow cooker.

| Fall 2019

Photo by Getty Images/ALLEKO

Yields 8 to 10 servings.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced, optional
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 pints home-canned pasta sauce, or 1 jar (24 ounces)
  • 2 pints diced home-canned tomatoes, or 1 can (28 ounces), undrained
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3 cups uncooked macaroni noodles


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef and onion until beef is no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles as it cooks. Add garlic, and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Lightly spray a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add the meat mixture and bell pepper, if using. Stir in the tomato paste, water, pasta sauce, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, and salt.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 1-1/2 hours, or on low for 4-1/2 hours.
  4. Stir in the uncooked pasta. Cover and cook on high for an additional 30 minutes, or until pasta is tender.



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