Some, but not all, goulash recipes contain noodles. If you’re used to eating a noodle-free goulash, this won’t be much of an upset.
By retaining paprika, beef, and vegetables, you’ll still appreciate the familiar taste of this paleo beef goulash.
Instead of noodles, you have the option of dishing it up over cauliflower rice or mashed sweet potato. Both are delicious, and since this recipe makes enough for four servings you can try it both ways and see which one you prefer.
If you’re unfamiliar, passata is an uncooked tomato sauce. It’s fairly thick – almost like ketchup – and has a smooth texture.
Traditional Italian families often hold annual “Sauce Making Days” during which they work together to make huge batches of passata to be used throughout the year.
If you’re not one to make your own sauce, it may be difficult to find passata. This is no problem. Just use your favorite tomato sauce instead.
Prepping the Meal
Unlike a lot of slow cooker meals, this one is ready in a relatively quick 60 minutes. This window allows you to work on the cauliflower rice or mashed sweet potato, if you haven’t already, or take care of other chores before you sit down to enjoy a satisfying meal.