Slow Cooker Beef & Mushroom Goulash (Low Carb | Keto | Paleo)

Slow Cooker Beef & Mushroom Goulash (Low Carb | Keto | Paleo)

This slow cooker beef and mushroom goulash is made with tender pieces of beef and mushrooms, cooked in a tomato-paprika sauce, and slow-cooked to perfection. It is low carb in carbs, hearty & delicious, and incredibly easy to make!

What Is Goulash?

Goulash is a dish that originated in Hungary, that is essentially a beef stew with tender pieces of beef cooked in a tomato-paprika sauce, Most traditional “Goulash” recipes call for potatoes, which are not low carb. Therefore, I replaced the potatoes in the recipe with mushrooms…and boy, it is SO good!

Another WONDERFUL thing about this recipe, is that it is ridiculously easy to make. All you have to do it brown the beef (easy), add the rest of the ingredients and combine well. Transfer it all to the slow cooker (crock pot) and let the slow cooker work its magic. Voilà!

Browning The Beef…

Yes, browning the beef is (in my opinion) absolutely necessary. I brown all my beef before cooking any type of stew. It enhances the flavor of the meat and makes it more tender.

Different Types Of Paprika…

Yes, you probably should opt for Hungarian Paprika in this recipe, since it gives this dish that optimum, authentic flavour. However, you will pleased to note that regular paprika will work perfectly fine too. The only paprika I would avoid and not recommend is “smoked paprika” as this could alter the flavor of the dish. 

Make It Spicy…

There are several ways to amp up the heat in this recipe. You can add a few splashes of hot sauce, use hot paprika instead of Hungarian, add a dash or two of cayenne pepper or crushed red chili flakes. It’s delicious any which way.

Storing & Serving…

This stew is fabulous the next day. If kept in an air-tight container, this goulash will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator. 

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Slow Cooker Beef & Mushroom Goulash (Low Carb | Keto | Paleo)

This slow cooker beef and mushroom goulash is made with tender pieces of beef and mushrooms, cooked in a tomato-paprika sauce, and slow-cooked to perfection. It is low carb in carbs, hearty & delicious, and incredibly easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: beef, crock pot, dairy free, easy, goulash, keto, low carb, mushroom, paleo, slow cooker
Servings: 6
Author: Anna – everydayketorecipes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 750g (1½ lbs) stewing beef, cubed
  • 140g (2 cups) white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Hungarian paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½-1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tbsp (8g) fresh, flat-leaf parsley
  • optional: (not paleo) 60ml (¼ cup) sour cream or crème fraîche

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the cubes of stewing beef and brown it on all sides, stirring frequently (this usually takes 1-2 minutes).
  • Turn off the heat and add all the rest on the ingredients to the saucepan. Stir well, for a good 30-45 seconds, until everything is incorporated.
  • Transfer it to a slow cooker (crock pot) and cook on high for 3 hours, or on low for 6-7 hours.sprinkle with some fresh, flat-leaf parsley.
  • Sprinkle with some fresh, flat-leaf parsley.
  • Serve & Enjoy!
  • Optional: If you want a creamier goulash and are not strictly paleo or dairy-free, stir in the sour cream or dollop it on top of individual portions. just before serving.

Nutrition Facts:
Servings:  6
Calories:  291
Fat:  11.9g
Carbohydrates: 4.6g
Fiber:  1.5g
Net Carbs:  3.1g
Protein:  40.3g

Nutritional Disclaimer
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator. 



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