Hungarian Pork Goulash

Goulash is one of the national dishes of Hungary and therefore, many variations of Hungarian Goulash exist. It can be prepared with beef, veal, pork or lamb and is seasoned with paprika and other spices. We chose pork for our version and rest assured, our recipe is bursting with flavor.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 1 1/2 to 2-pound pork sirloin roast

  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika or Spanish paprika

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • 2 medium parsnips, halved lengthwise if large and thinly sliced (1 cup)

  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • ½ cup water

  • 4 ounces dried wide whole-grain noodles (2 cups dried)

  • 6 tablespoons light sour cream

  • 1 pinch Paprika


  1. Trim fat from roast. Cut roast into 2-inch cubes. In a large bowl combine paprika, caraway seeds, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Add pork cubes and toss to coat. In a large skillet cook pork, half at a time, in hot oil over medium heat until browned, turning occasionally. Transfer pork to a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker (see Tip). Add celery, carrots, parsnips, onion and tomatoes. Pour the water over all in cooker.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir noodles into pork mixture in cooker. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 30 minutes more or until noodles are tender, stirring once halfway through cooking. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream. If desired, sprinkle each serving with paprika.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g 57%
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Vitamin A 3786IU 76%
Vitamin C 13mg 14%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 666mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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