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Easy Classic Goulash Recipe

Easy Classic Goulash

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"This version of classic American beef goulash makes an easy one-pot meal for the whole family. We love it."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot pot until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir onion and garlic into beef; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, sofrito, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, and bay leaves into beef mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors blend, about 20 minutes.
  3. Pour macaroni into beef mixture, cover the pot, and continue simmering until pasta is tender and flavors are completely blended, about 25 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
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Jun 09, 2014

Goulash (or often called chili macs in my house) is something that I typically throw together without a recipe, since I've made it so many times. The addition of the bay leaves, worcestershire sauce, and sofrito (I made my own and always have this in the freezer) were several ingredients that I typically don't include, but I liked the new layers of flavor that they bring. I followed the recipe with the exception of scaling back the seasoned salt. One thing in particular I like about this recipe is that you cook your macaroni in the goulash mixture, so you're saving yourself one more pan to wash. Just watch your time on this step, as the macaroni will absorb the liquid pretty quickly, and you may need to add a little more water (I did). The one seasoning I missed was chili powder, but that's my own personal taste that I know many don't include in goulash. This is just good old-fashioned comfort food. Thanks Dawn Bohler.

Jan 07, 2015

Super easy and it was a hit with my family. The only change I made was using diced tomatoes with onion and garlic rather than chopping garlic and onions.


5 Ratings

Jun 29, 2015

Just like Mom used to make!!


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  • Calories
  • 442 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1271 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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