This recipe for Crock-Pot American Beef Goulash is a frugal, easy, delicious, meal that will bring back memories of your comfort food growing up!
Slow Cooker American Beef Goulash
I grew up in a pretty large family (I am the oldest of 6 kids) and my mom, the frugal woman that she is sometimes had to get pretty creative in finding ways to feed her large brood of children without breaking the bank.
One of her go-to recipes was an American Goulash recipe filled with ground beef, macaroni noodles, corn and everything was coated in a yummy tomato based sauce.
This recipe for American Goulash is pretty much my mom’s exact recipe with the only change being that I adapted it so that I could make it in my slow cooker.
Having 5 kids of my own means that I am not beyond needing to feed a large crew myself on a budget.
And frankly my kids love this recipe! This is classic comfort food to us!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot American Beef Goulash Recipe:
- 6.5 Quart Or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Medium Skillet
- Wooden Spoon
- Cutting Board
- Can Opener
- Measuring Spoons
- Large Pasta Pot With Strainer
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to serve a much larger crowd this recipe is easily doubled and cooked in a large 18 quart Oster brand roaster. This would be a great option for taking to a potluck or large family gathering. In fact, I recently was asked to help out at our local homeless shelter and I made this recipe in my electric roaster (usually reserved for our Thanksgiving turkey or when my husband wants to make a ton of BBQ ribs) and it worked great!
Yes you can. In fact, my mom used to change up this recipe for us when we were kids by adding in a cup or two of cheese. She would use shredded cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese or mozzarella cheese. Or some good old-fashioned grated Kraft parmesan cheese.
If you want to add some cheese, just stir it in after it is all cooked and mixed together. Give it a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt. OR you could top the American goulash with the cheese and pop it under the broiler for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt and get bubbly.
Whenever there are leftovers I usually just toss them in a food storage container and pop it into the refrigerator. Then if I want to reheat them for another dinner (ahem…leftover night) or for lunch I just reheat in the microwave or on the stove-top. If the noodles seem dry I might sprinkle on a little water to moisten everything up.
If you have a lot of leftover goulash you could also go ahead and make a casserole. Just put the goulash in a oven-safe/freezer safe casserole dish, sprinkle on some shredded cheese over the top and add a lid or cover in aluminum foil. Pop that casserole into the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat in the oven for about 45 to hour at 350° F or until warmed through and the cheese is melted. And voila you have a whole new dinner!
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