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A bowl of slow cooker goulash with hamburger and bread.

Slow Cooker Goulash

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • ½ cup green pepper (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 24 ounce jar pasta sauce
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s cooked through, drain the fat and add it to your slow cooker.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients except the macaroni and cheese to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on the high setting for 2 hours or on the low setting for 4 hours.
  • After the allotted cook time, add the macaroni and let it cook an additional 30-35 minutes until the noodles reach the desired consistency.
  • Turn off the heat. Add the cheese and stir it into the pasta.
  • Serve immediately so the noodles do not get mushy.


In place of Italian seasoning, you can use the following:
½ teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon sage
Alternatively, you can cook the pasta separately and stir it into the crock pot ingredients right before serving.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword American Goulash, Goulash in Crock Pot, Goulash with Hamburger