Slow Cooker Hamburger Goulash

I often recall my Mom making “goulash” a lot as a kid. From what I recall, it was basically anything that we had on hand, all thrown together in a pan and it always tasted good. 

I decided to try a little “goulash” in the slow cooker since I am always on the lookout for quick meals on busy week nights. This one ended up being a hit with the kids and it warmed our bellies right up!


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 medium white potatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 medium sized carrots, peeled
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 can on condensed tomato soup
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon powder
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Scramble fry the ground beef, breaking into small chunks.
  2. Meanwhile, slice all the vegetables up small (other than the corn obviously). If you have a mandolin, they are great to get a very thin sliced veggie.
  3. Drain the beef the best you can and transfer into 3-3.5 quart slow cooker.
  4. Add in all the veggies and pepper to the slow cooker, stir to mix them up.
  5. In a small bowl, stir the condensed soup, bouillon powder and water together.
  6. Add that to the slow cooker, mix everything together. 
  7. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.
  8. Serve

Makes approximately 8 cups. Serves 4-6 people.