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American Goulash Recipe

Updated: Apr 30

Homemade American Goulash

This incredibly easy American goulash recipe is loaded with ground beef, and macaroni, in a rich tomato sauce all cooked together in one pot for a quick and delicious dinner the whole family will enjoy. It’s super flavorful, budget-friendly, and perfect for feeding a crowd. This is pure comfort food that is ideal for busy weeknights, potlucks, and parties and great for picky eaters.

Preparation and Cooking Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6


1½ cups beef stock

1 pound ground beef, diced

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 cup macaroni noodles, uncooked

1 can of tomato sauce

½ tablespoon olive oil

1 green bell pepper, diced

1½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 can petite diced tomatoes

½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

½ cup onion, diced

1½ teaspoon garlic, minced


Large pot


Step 1

In a large pot, heat olive over medium-high heat. Stir in onions, green pepper, and ground beef, and cook for about 10 minutes or until the veggies are soft and the beef is no longer pink.

Step 2

Drain any excess fat and place back the pot on the stovetop. Stir in garlic and cook for about 25-30 seconds or until aromatic.

Step 3

Add in the diced tomato, tomato sauce, beef stock, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, and macaroni noodles. Mix to combine and bring to a boil.

Step 4

Turn down the heat and stir from time to time for 18-20 minutes or until the macaroni is tender.

Step 5

Take out the bay leaves and add the cheese, then stir to combine and remove from the heat. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

1. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

2. If you like your goulash a lot more flavorful, use fresh herbs, and if you like a soothing flavor, without sharpness use dried herbs.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 384 | Carbs: 18g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 913mg | Fiber : 1g

Nutritional information is a guide only.

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