Old Fashioned Goulash

  • Author: Ochil
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


To make an old fashioned goulash, you need to have the specific recipe. Goulash is quite a complicated dish, so you can not just make it on a whim.



  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Two 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • Two 15-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the ground beef over medium-high heat, until no pink remains. Break up meat while sauteing; spoon off any grease.
  2. Add the onions to the pot and saute until they are tender about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups water and one cup beef broth, along with the tomato sauce, tomatoes, garlic, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Stir well. Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot and simmer until pasta is al dente, about 4-5 minutes. Pasta will cook a bit more when you remove from heat. IMPORTANT: be careful not to cook your pasta too long, mushy goulash is not good!
  4. Remove from heat, remove the bay leaves. Serve warm and top with shredded cheddar cheese.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Old Fashioned Goulash