Beef and Bacon Goulash

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Beef and Bacon Goulash

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Dairy Free, Low Carb
Keyword: 5 ingredients or less, Keto
Main Protein: Bacon, Beef
Cooking Method: Slow Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 252kcal


  • 2 lb. beef stew meat cubed
  • 1 1/4 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 5 slices bacon sliced into bite-sized pieces*
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag

Optional for the day of serving:

  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch


Assembly instructions:

  • Cube the beef. Slice the onion, mushrooms, and bacon.
  • Add the beef, bacon slices, mushrooms, onion slices, and beef broth to a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Remove the excess air, seal, and freeze.

Cooking instructions:

  • Remove from freezer to thaw.
  • Add the bag contents to the Crock-Pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • If you want to thicken up the gravy, mix together 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and stir into the beef mixture in the slow cooker 20 minutes before serving.


*If you want crunchier bacon, you can fry it before adding it to the freezer bag.
Serve on mashed potatoes, rice, or cauliflower rice.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg