Yummy Goulash

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One Pot American Goulash: The Easiest, Most Comforting Meal

Goulash is a hearty and delicious stew-like dish that is popular in many countries, including Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia and the Czech Republic. It is typically made with beef, potatoes and vegetables, such as carrots and bell peppers, and flavored with paprika and other spices. In the United States, this dish often consists of macaroni noodles cooked with ground beef, tomatoes, onions and spices. This American version of goulash is an incredibly comforting and easy to make meal that your family will love. It’s a great way to use up leftovers and can easily be adapted to suit different tastes and dietary preferences. Goulash is a hearty meal that’s perfect for chilly nights or any time you’re looking for a comforting meal that can be on the table in no time.

Goulash is one of the most comforting meals you can make and the American version is no exception! This One Pot American macaroni and beef is an easy, delicious, and filling meal that the whole family will love. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a hot and hearty meal ready in no time. Ground beef and pasta cook right in the sauce for an irresistible dinner that will have you going back for seconds!

Try this comforting Goulash with homemade Potato-Sour Cream Biscuits, fresh baked French Bread or some Dinner Rolls.



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Goulash is a soup or stew of meat and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices. Originating from the medieval Kingdom of Hungary, goulash is also a popular meal in Central Europe, Scandinavia and Southern Europe.

  • Author: Paula Deen
  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: :55
  • Total Time: 1:10
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Hungarian


Units Scale
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

House Seasoning

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • Mix the ingredients together and store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months. Use as a seasoning on meat and when cooking vegetables.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Break up the meat while sauteing. Spoon off any grease.
  2. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and saute until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add 3 cups water, along with the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, House Seasoning, and seasoned salt. Stir well.
  4. Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves, and allow the mixture to sit about 30 minutes more before serving.
  7. Serve with fresh baked bread and a salad.


  • Serving Size: 6
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