Hungarian Goulash Thermomix Recipe

skinnymixer’s Hungarian Goulash

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Hungarian Goulash is a popular meat and paprika stew, originating in Medieval Hungary. I love how simple, yet full of flavour this healthy Hungarian Goulash Thermomix recipe is and I also love the versatility of this recipe.

There are so many variations of Hungarian Goulash, that I figured creating a base recipe, that you could easily adapt would be ideal.

Feel free to chuck in potato, capsicum and wine if you are used to your Goulash having these ingredients!

I haven’t had Hungarian Goulash for years as it was something that I cooked from a supermarket packet mix.

This preservative free, healthy Thermomix recipe will be popular with the family and can be made in the slow cooker or pressure cooker by reducing the water.

Enjoy, Love Nik xx

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Slow Cooker Tips

Beef Goulash in the slow cooker
Beef Goulash in the slow cooker

Transfer the recipe to the slow cooker from the Thermomix in Step 3, after adding the ingredients but before cooking for 20 mins. & reduce water to 200 g or less for less sauce & increase meat to 1kg-1.4kg. Cook on low for 8-10 hrs or until beef is tender.

You may wish to thicken the stew with a cornflour + water paste in the last 30 mins or cook with the lid off until liquid has reduced.

If you have added potatoes and other vegetables to make it an all-in-one, you will need to season to taste.

Other Cuts of Meat

Hungarian Goulash Thermomix recipe
Hungarian Goulash Lamb Shanks cooked in the slow cooker for 10hrs on low… drool!

We’ve seen so many different variations of this recipe in the Skinnymixers Facebook Group, from diced chicken thighs & diced lamb in the Thermomix or Osso Bucco & Lamb Shanks in the Slow Cooker.

Feel free to use any of the slow cooking meats in the slow cooker and cook accordingly with the sauce base. Just remember to reduce the water content when slow cooking.

Super Skinny Pressure Cooker Version

To save time and avoid chopping onion/garlic. Replace onion with 2 Tbsp onion powder and use 1 Tbsp garlic powder instead of the fresh garlic.

You can increase the meat to 1kg also in the pressure cooker. Omit oil, add all other ingredients into the pressure cooker and cook on high for 20 mins.


Hungarian Goulash Thermomix Recipe

skinnymixer's Hungarian Goulash

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Course: Thermomix Dinner
Cuisine: Hungarian
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 272kcal


  • 1 medium onion - peeled, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 700 g gravy beef - trimmed and diced small
  • 500 g liquid beef stock - or 500 g water + 1 Tbsp beef stock concentrate
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 150 g carrots - peeled, cut into chunks
  • Sour cream and parsley to serve


  • Add onion and garlic to mixer bowl. Chop for 3 sec/speed 5/MC on. Scrape mixer bowl down.
  • Add olive oil and cook for 5 min/100 deg/speed 1/MC off.
  • Add beef, liquid stock, tomato paste, paprika and bay leaf to mixer bowl. Cook for 20 min/steaming temp/slowest speed/MC off - place simmering basket on top to avoid splatter.
  • Add carrots and cook for further 15 min/steaming temp/slowest speed/MC off – place simmering basket on top to avoid splatter. Due to differing water content in beef, the cook time may need to be extended by 5-10 min.
  • Season to taste, it will need an extra pinch or two of salt and pepper!



Low Carb / Keto Variation: Omit carrot & use vegetable of choice.
Bellini Users

Use your blunt blade for this recipe
At step 1 repeat if necessary.
At step 3 use ST temp and sp 1 if using an Intelli and 120 degrees and sp 1 if using a Supercook.
At step 4 use ST temp and sp 1 if using an Intelli and 120 degrees and sp 1 if using a Supercook.
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Serving: 195g | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.8g | Protein: 28.2g | Fat: 14.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Sodium: 563mg | Sugar: 4.8g

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  1. 5 stars
    Another winning dinner. Made enough for 2 days of meals. I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect. There was no need in my case to boil it for the additional 5 to 10 mins. I served it with Tanya’s No Fail Cauliflower Mash, which I made double quantity of, whilst the goulash was kept warm in a Thermoserver. Everything turned out perfect.

  2. 5 stars
    I made the slow cook version and it was so good. I cut it up the meat and veg the night before and put the pot in the fridge. Added the spices, paste and stock in the morning and set the timer to come on while I was at work. The house smelt amazing when I came home. The second time I put everything in the night before to save me time in the morning and it wasn’t as good. Maybe because I didn’t stir it through, or maybe the paprika and bay leaf don’t like fridge time! Won’t be doing that again either way and will put the pastes and spices in in the morning in future!

  3. 2 stars
    Hi not sure what went wrong but the meat turned out really tough and chewy, might try and cook the day before then leave in the fridge over nite and re heat to see if that helps, anyone else had this problem?

    1. Make sure you use well trimmed gravy beef cubes and perhaps try cutting a little smaller. You could also try the slow cooker method, if you like 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    A stew which took me back to my childhood. I used this stew as an opportunity to sneak veg in and slow cooked it so they were almost disintegrated into it. I then put it in pot pies for the kids.

  5. Another super yummy dish by the amazing Nik. We modified it to be Low FODMAP with the greens of spring onions, garlic olive oil and omitting the sour cream. Served with mash potato and steamed greens. YUM!!

  6. 5 stars
    Another delicious dish. I made it with lamb that needed to be cooked and it was soooo good. Enjoyed by all the family, 10/10. Thanks Nik!! xx

  7. 5 stars
    Sooooooo yummy! I added some corn flour at the end and cooked for an extra 10 minutes. The meat was falling apart. Such an easy recipe.

  8. This is a delicious recipe. My fussy 10 year old loves it. I used a diced beef from butcher so cooked for 10 mins extra and also added a zucchini.
    Lovely and tender. Served with Mash and peas.
    Thank you.

  9. Just made this for Sunday dinner. Smells and tastes amazing. I added green capsicum and potatoes. So happy to have a favourite recipe that I don’t need to cook all day. Thank you xx

  10. This was so awesome! I was worried about that cut of meat cooking for such a short time but I shouldn’t have. Unanimous yum in this house. Served with mash potatoes and steamed veg, sour cream and parsley

  11. Sounds delish Nic -thanks!
    So you don’t cook the meat on reverse (your goulash looks good and chunky in this photo)?

  12. Delicious beef goulash tonight! I added a cornflour paste in the last 5 minutes to thicken. No sour cream so just a bit of greek yoghurt. Definitely good having the sprinkle of parsley.

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