Slow Cooker Pork Goulash


Slow cooker pork goulash is a filling and tasteful stew. Great as a weekday meal and it freezes well. Made with bell peppers and onions.

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Slow cooker pork goulash
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-03-04, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 5 hours 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 18-06-2023

5 hours 20 minutes 6 people Main course
Slow cooker pork goulash


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  • 1 kg pork (tenderloin or shoulder)
  • butter for baking
  • 1 bell pepper (any colour you prefer)
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can of tomatoes (400 gram)
  • about 6 large pieces of canned grilled peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 50 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons paprika powder
  • pepper and salt to taste
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large skillet
  • slow cooker

Slow Cooker Pork Goulash

5 hours 20 minutes 6 people Main course

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Preparation – 20 minutes

Remove the bell pepper seeds, peel the onions and roughly chop the bell pepper and red onions. Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Remove the seeds from the red pepper, depending on how hot you like your goulash, and finely chop the red pepper.

If you've bought whole pieces of pork, you'll need to chop them into bite-size pieces yourself, season them with pepper and salt and coat them with flour. Heat butter in the large skillet and brown half of the pieces of pork on all sides.

Repeat for the other half of the pork pieces. If your skillet is large enough, you don't need to do this in batches of course. Transfer all the pork pieces to the slow cooker.

In the same butter, or maybe you'll need to add some more, also brown the roughly chopped onion and bell pepper for a few minutes on high heat.

Transfer them to the slow cooker and add the paprika powder, chopped garlic, red pepper, fennel and cumin seeds to the same skillet.

Cook them for 2 minutes on medium heat, add the tomato paste and cook about 2 minutes more. Add everything into the slow cooker.  

Slow cooker pork goulash
Slow cooker pork goulash

Cooking the slow cooker pork goulash – 5 hours

Roughly chop the canned bell peppers and add them to the slow cooker, along with the balsamic vinegar, 500 ml water, bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and canned tomatoes and season with pepper and salt.

Set your slow cooker onto medium-high and cook the goulash for at least 5 hours. You can check if yours is ready by checking if the meat is really tender and the goulash has thickened enough.  

Serve with plain rice, cooked or mashed potatoes. Enjoy your meal!

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