Hungarian Goulash with Ketchup


This Hungarian goulash recipe made with ketchup and brown sugar was given to me by my aunt. It takes a while to make, but it is worth it. I hope you like it. Serve over spaetzle or rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast, cubed

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1 ¼ cups water, divided

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour


  1. Place beef in a slow cooker and cover with onion. Stir together 1 cup water, ketchup, Worcestershire, brown sugar, salt, paprika, and mustard in a medium bowl. Pour mixture over beef and onion.

  2. Cover and cook on Low until meat is tender, 9 to 10 hours.

  3. Mix remaining 1/4 cup water with flour in a small bowl to form a paste; stir into goulash. Cook on High until sauce thickens, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

281 Calories
16g Fat
15g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 281
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1100mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 345mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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