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One-Pot Beef Goulash

Incredibly hearty and cozy beef goulash is the perfect hands-off dinner for busy weeknights! Made in only one pot with a handful of basic pantry ingredients for an ideal last-minute dinner.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 395kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast or stew meat, cut into 1-in cubes
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-in cubes
  • 1 medium sweet pepper, cut int 1-in cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 (28 oz) can whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 oz dried elbow pasta
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a dutch oven or large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmery. Add beef stew meat and brown all sides until golden. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In same pan, add onion, carrots, and sweet pepper and saute several minutes in beef drippings until vegetables are just softened. Add beef back to pan, garlic, and paprika and saute 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add whole tomatoes and beef broth to pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, smashing tomatoes with a wooden spoon, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let simmer 1 hour until beef and vegetables are very tender.
  • Pour pasta into pot and cook an additional 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender.
  • Stir sour cream and parsley into goulash. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve goulash warm and enjoy!


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.8g | Protein: 38.3g | Fat: 11.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 4.3g | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 5mg