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Hearty Goulash Stew

Zojirushi Recipe – Hearty Goulash Stew

This Hungarian stew is made of beef and vegetables and is slowly simmered in a paprika-seasoned, tomato-based stew for 5.5 hours, resulting in rich flavor and fall-apart tender meat! Cook in the Zojirushi Multicooker and slow simmering is easy as 1, 2, 3!

            	Hearty Goulash Stew  Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4-6):

  • 3 Tbsp. lard or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. Hungarian sweet paprika powder or regular paprika (do NOT use hot or smoked paprika)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 lb. beef stew meat, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium parsnip
  • 1 lb. white potatoes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 2 Tbsp. minced Italian parsley

*This recipe was developed for the Multicooker (EL-CAC60). Adjustments may be necessary when using other models.

              Hearty Goulash Stew Step 1

Preheat the Multicooker. Place the pot in the main body. Set menu to SAUTÉ/SEAR at 350ºF. Cover with lid, and press START/CANCEL to start. When the preheating completion beep sounds in approximately 15 minutes, remove the lid.

              Hearty Goulash Stew Step 2

Add lard or vegetable oil and onion to the pot and sauté for 10 minutes. Add garlic, paprika, red bell pepper, tomato and mix well.

              Hearty Goulash Stew Step 3

Add beef, salt, black pepper, and caraway seeds. Mix to combine and cook for 5 minutes. Add vegetable stock and mix well. Press START/CANCEL to end the setting.

              Hearty Goulash Stew Step 4

Slow simmer the stew. Set menu to SIMMER at LO and 5 hours 30 minutes of cooking time. Cover with lid and press START/CANCEL to begin simmering.

              Hearty Goulash Stew Step 5

After about 4 hours 30 minutes, dice carrot and parsnip into small dices and cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Add to the pot and stir. Cover with lid and continue simmering.

              Hearty Goulash Stew Step 6

When the end beep sounds, press START/CANCEL to end setting. Taste the stew and adjust with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve in individual bowls and top with parsley. 

              Hearty Goulash Stew Step 7