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slow cooker pork goulash

Slow Cooker Pork Goulash

Slow Cooker Pork Goulash is tender with tons of veggies and packed with delicious flavors. It is made using the Instant Pot Slow Cooker.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Pork Goulash
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 278kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 lb pork loin 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 diced tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 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 the 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.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8235IU | Vitamin C: 65.3mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg