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Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash: Ghoul-lash! #Weekend Bites

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When I received an invitation to a Halloween party I responded, "I will be there with something ghoulish to eat... maybe goulash?" At the time I was just being cute, but then I thought about it...maybe I will make goulash! 

I started looking at recipes for Hungarian Goulash on the Internet, and I realized that I needed Hungarian Paprika to make it. I didn't see any in my grocery store or gourmet shop... so I sent an email to my daughter's friend's mom who happens to be from Hungary. I asked her where I could get the paprika and she responded, "Oh, we got you some from Hungary this summer and forgot to give it to you. I will drop it off at your house." The Goulash was meant to be!

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The morning of the party I threw all my ingredients together in a crockpot letting the beef, potatoes, carrots, parsnips and potatoes stew all day. About a half an our before my daughter and I left for the party I made a pot of egg noodles. Mixed that into the stew and brought it to the party with a tub of sour cream for a garnish.

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Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash: Ghoul-lash

by Diane Balch

preparation: 15 minutes                               serves: 6 to 8 ghouls


3 pounds of stew meat 2 inch cubes (beef chuck or other) have it cut at the store.
1 onion chopped
3 large potatoes peeled and cubed
2 carrots chopped
1 parsnip chopped
1 red pepper chopped

2 tablespoons of melted butter
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tablespoons of Hungarian Paprika
1/4 teaspoon of red cayenne pepper (more or less)
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon or more of black pepper
1 1/2 cups of beef broth
1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon of corn starch

sour cream


1) Put meat, onion, potatoes, carrots, parsnips and red pepper in a large crockpot.

2) Whisk together: butter, garlic, paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper, beef broth, corn starch. Mix in diced tomatoes.

3) Pour sauce over the meat and vegetables. Mix and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 - 8 hours. (Low slower cooking is better.)

Serve over egg noodles or with rye bread and top with sour cream.

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  1. You made my day! Thanks so much for featuring my caramel apple nachos!

  2. Your Goulash looks great and what a fun party, Diane. Hope you have a fun weekend and thanks so much for the party.
    Miz Helen

    1. The goulash was prefect for this gastly group. Happy Halloween.

  3. What a fun party. And mm, I haven't had ghoulash in a long time. I didn't realize there was a hungarian paprika though.

    1. There as so many types of paprika. I did some cooking with Spanish paprika over the summer... all pretty different in taste.

  4. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the party. I've never made goulash but yours looks delicious.

  5. Thanks for the party Diane, I haven't made goulash in years! Goulash seems to be one of those dishes that everyone has a different "family" recipe for:) Yours looks delicious~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    1. Yes, there really are many variations of goulash... but they are all good.

  6. Thank you for another inspiring party Diane
    My family loves goulash !
    Enjoy the weekend

    I like your photos - they're fun!

    1. Thanks Winnie...Halloween is a fun American holiday.

  7. I'm glad you 'Ghoul-lash' was meant to be, Diane - it looks and sounds delicious! Your party looks like fun too. Thank you so much for hosting Weekend Bites. This week I've shared my Apple Butterscotch Cake. Have a lovely weekend and Happy Halloween!

    1. Thanks April,
      We can thank Britian for our fun tradition. Will you be giving out candy tonight too?

  8. Hungarian paprika all the way from the source. How cool is that! Love Hungarian goulash and what a perfect dish for a Halloween party. Thanks for hosting each week Diane. Happy Halloween

    1. Yeah, I was pretty surprised when Agnes showed up with the paprika. It really made the dish.

  9. That Goulash looks to die for! Thanks for the feature and for hosting Diane. Happy Halloween and have a great weekend!

    1. Yes, to die for... to come back from the dead for... Happy Halloween.

  10. Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. Love stopping by. I hope you get a chance to swing by and party with us. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Halloween! Lou Lou Girls

  11. Happy weekend bite & as well wishing all a very Happy Halloween ! Your goulash dish sounds perfect. Enjoy & have a great time.
    Blessings, Kristy

  12. Thanks for the party Diane. I have been SO SO slack posting lately that I've barely had anything to link up. I will get my act together hopefully soon. You look tres chic and your ghoul-lash looks positively divine! xx

  13. Such a fun dish and it looks like you had a great time at the party. Your photos are great, too :)
    Thanks for hosting, Diane :)

  14. Your recipe for Hungarian Goulash will sure hit the spot on a nice cold night. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  15. That looks delicious!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  16. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  17. Ghoulash...too funny! I've never made goulash and have only had the ground beef type. This looks really good and satisfying on a cold night.


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