A real wintery warmer, so yummy and hearty. This is a ‘no cook bag’ which makes it a perfect easy weeknight meal. It can be cooked in the slow cooker or instant pot.
Nutrition (per serving)
diced braising beef800 g
plain flour2 tbsp
frozen peppers1.5 cups (265 g)
frozen diced onions1 cup (115 g)
frozen chopped garlic2 tsp
tomato puree2 tablespoon
chopped tomatoes1 can (400 g)
beef stock1 cup (240 ml)
creme fraiche50 g
Place all the ingredients into your labelled reusable bag and store flat in the freezer. Do not add the stock or crème fraiche, this will be added when cooking.
Ready to cook
Remove your freezer bga from the freezer the night before you want to cook it and let it defrost in the fridge.
Slow cooker- Empty the bag into your slow cooker add the stock and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours (I would recommend cooking on low as the meat will be more tender). 15 minutes before the end of the cook time add in the crème fraiche.
Instant pot- empty the contents of the bag into the instant pot, add the stock and place on meat/stew setting for 25 minutes, make sure the valve is set to sealing. Once cooked leave it to sit for 10 minutes for a natural pressure release or longer if you can. Once cooked remove the lid, add the creme fraiche and serve.
Love thiis. Have just bagged it up again and put it in the freezer, ready for when we go away in the motorhome. So glad I found The Batch Lady.
Great recipe!! Thank you!! so quick to prepare and delicious , I made a dump bag for 4 for the freezer and another one which I cooked in the simmering oven of the aga for 6 hours. Even my two picky boys wolfed it down.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Aww thank you Jill, that is lovely to hear!
I have cooked this today for the first time. I followed your recipe exactly and its had 6 hours in a slow cooker on the low setting…. and the beef is tough as old boots.
I so wanted this to work as I had used slow cookers before and not got on with them, but I found you on the internet and I was so positive about giving them a go again. Im really not impressed with the results.
What am I doing wrong?
Hi Mandy, it is likely that you have the wrong cut of meat for slow cooking. The best beef for goulash is braising beef or stewing beef. Lean works but I would avoid buying lean as the extra fat works well in slow cooked dishes. Make sure to read the back of the pack and it will give guidance on cooking, if it says anything about quick cooking or flash frying then avoid. Hope that helps!
Is the flour to coat the beef or just put it in to thicken the sauce please?
It is just added to help thicken the sauce. Hope that helps!
Hi Can you freeze fresh peppers in the dump bag
Yes not a problem!
Made this for the first time yesterday and it was perfect. Cooked on low for 6 hours in the Crockpot and meat was very tender and flavour excellent. Another great meal for the colder months. Thank you.
Brilliant, so glad you enjoyed it!