Slow Cooker Pork Goulash in the Instant Pot
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A tender and delicious Slow Cooker Pork Goulash that is packed with flavor and tons of veggies, made using the Instant Pot Slow Cooker function.
I love my Instant Pot, all its functions, and the convenience of a home cooked dinner that its easy and delicious. I use it at least a twice a week during-fall and winter, and during summer I make pulled pork and smoked ribs in it. This time I decided to use the slow cooker function, and boy, it did not disappoint. This slow cooker pork goulash is so easy to make, also you can substitute the pork for chicken or beef, and if you want to go for a vegetarian version just substitute with beans and reduce the cooking time by 1/3.
As someone who loves tomatoes, this slow cooker pork goulash is the epitome of deliciousness for me. It packs a good chuck of tomatoes, also carrots and juicy bell peppers. It has a subtle smoked flavor from the smoked paprika that is used in the recipe, also it ads a nice spicy kick. The pork gets very tender and it absorbs the delicious tomato sauce. The veggies are soft, but not mushy, they have just the right amount of chewiness. The slow cooker pork goulash is better served over white rice or mashed white potatoes, garnished with fresh parsley. You don’t have too wait for cold weather to make this easy, delicious, healthy and time-saver meal. Our family enjoyed it a lot, and I will surely make it again.
Looking for more Instant Pot Recipes? Try these:
- Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon
- Instant Pot Mississipi Pot Roast
- Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
- Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
- Instant Pot Short Ribs
- Instant Pot Corned Beef
LOOKING FOR INSTANT POT SIDE DISHES? CHECK THESE OUT:
- Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
- Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower
What dried herbs do you need to make Slow Cooker Pork Goulash?
- Garlic Powder and Onion Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- Dried Rosemary and Dried Thyme – I also like to add a few fresh rosemary and thyme springs to the pot, they will add great flavor.
- Bay leaves
Slow Cooker Pork Goulash
- 1 lb pork lion chopped into 2 inch cubes
- 4 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 medium onions chopped
- 8 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon hot smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 3 cups beef broth or chicken broth
- 1 can 14.5 oz of diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 red bell peppers chopped
- 4 medium carrots cleaned and chopped
- 2 springs fresh rosemary
- 4 bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Fresh chopped parsley
You can use a slow cooker for this recipe or use the Slow Cooker function on the Instant Pot.
From the menu of an Instant Pot select the "Saute" function. When it reads "Hot" add the oil to the Instant Pot.
After one minute, when the oil is hot, add the meat in one layer and cook until it starts to brown. Stir and let it brown on the other side for 2-3 more minutes. If needed brown the beef in batches.
Add the chopped onions and minced garlic, stir and cook until onions just start to get tender.
Add the tomato paste, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, ground thyme, ground rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
Add the diced tomatoes, chopped carrots and bell peppers and beef broth. Stir to combine.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Give it a good stir, and top with bay leaves and rosemary.
Select the "Slow Cooker" function and input 4:30 hours, adjust temperature to MORE (High). This means the food will cook on High, you can cook it on Low for 7 hours.
Serve with rice or mashed potatoes, garnish with fresh chopped parsley and lemon on the side.
For a vegetarian version use beans instead of meat, and use vegetable broth instead of the beef broth. The cooking time must be reduced to 3:30 hours.
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