Goulash Recipes

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May 28, 2010

Goulash Soup RecipesDutch oven cooking at its very best. The recipe is one that my Mother always made for Tuesday evening supper when I was a child. Tuesdays were also Ironing Days, following Wash Days on Mondays. Our ironing board was set up in the kitchen so that Mother could watch her food as it cooked while she ironed. My sister and I sat at the kitchen table and cut out paper dolls. So many memories to savor.




In a Dutch oven or large pot, saute the ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Break up the meat as you stir. Drain to remove all grease and return to pot.

Continue cooking for 5 more minutes to brown meat slightly as it gives it so much great flavor if the meat caramelizes a little.

Add the onions and garlic and saute until they are tender, about 5 minutes. Add water, along with the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy and Worcestershire sauces. Stir well.


Add paprika, bay leaves, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and stir, then taste to correct seasonings. If adding corn, do so now. Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook over low heat for about 30 minutes so that flavors "marry".

Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer for about 15 - 20 minutes until pasta is done. Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves, and allow the mixture to sit about 15 minutes more before serving.

Serve with hot Italian bread and a green salad.

Servings: 8-10
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
60 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My Mother's recipe with a few "tweaks" of my own which suited my family's tastebuds. My Mother cooked to please my Father, and we kids either ate it or did without. Today, mothers are a bit more lenient, and do their best to please everyone. The recipe makes enough for a large, healthy family with growing children.


By Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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April 22, 2013

Easy and fast weeknight meal

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September 1, 2010
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November 17, 2009

Add water to frozen hamburger and cook over medium heat. Once the hamburger is no longer frozen, and the 3 cups of water starts to boil, add macaroni noodles, and stir it quite a bit.


Then add tomato puree and salt and pepper to taste.

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February 10, 2011

Very easy, very cheap, and kids love it! Fry the hamburger meat until it is no longer pink, season with salt and pepper while cooking.

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October 5, 2005

Brown beef and onion with whatever spices you enjoy (I use garlic salt and Italian herbs). Boil macaroni noodles as directed on package. Drain noodles. Mix in beef and onions. Pour in tomato juice, mix and enjoy!

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
August 13, 2012

This is very easy and kid friendly. Also a very quick to fix meal.

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June 30, 2010

Cook onion and celery in margarine until tender. Add ground beef. Add salt, pepper and oregano. Brown meat and drain. Boil noodles in 2 qts. of lightly salted water for 8 minutes.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
January 28, 2009

Mix ingredients together and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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April 18, 2008

Chop onion. Saute' in butter. Add meat, salt, pepper and paprika. Brown meat. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.


Sprinkle meat mixture with flour. Add water and continue simmering. Seasoning may be adjusted at this time.

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March 4, 2008

Mom called this goulash she got it off radio in the 1940's. 1 lb. ground beef and 1 medium onion cooked 'till beef is browned and chopped onion is clear.

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September 29, 2006

Recipe for Chinese Goulash. Melt butter in skillet. Cook onion till tender. Add broth, heat till boils. . .

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October 1, 2008

I would like to get a cheap and easy recipe for goulash. Thanks.

R from Indianapolis, Indiana


October 1, 20080 found this helpful

1/2 lb. to 1 lb. ground beef
(depending on family size )
1 box elbow macaroni
1 spaghetti sauce your choice (I like the Vegetable)
1 can tomato sauce

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October 1, 20080 found this helpful

Besides's my favorite.

Equal parts spaghetti sauce and cranberry jelled (or whole fruit) sauce.

I use 2 lbs turkey burger, cooking it first. Some onion powder, s/p, and garlic powder. I throw in a small can of mushroom pieces, and some chopped black olives if you like them.


Mix with the right amount of mac. and you have a sweeter tasting goolash. I love this because it's not so "tomatoey"...

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By Helen Wine (Guest Post)
October 2, 20080 found this helpful

1 lb hamburger
1 onion chopped
1 can kidney beans undrained
1 16 oz can tomatoes OR tomato sauce
salt,pepper, garlic salt,sugar to taste
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 cup cooked egg noodles

Cook onions and hamburger together. Add beans,tomatoes and seasoning. Simmer for about 30 min. Add noodles before serving. Serve with garlic toast and salad. Delicious!

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October 2, 20080 found this helpful

My husband came up with this back in the early 70's when we were stationed in Oklahoma and money was very tight.Brown 1 LB. hamburger ( or turkey burger nowdays), chopped onion, 1 can dark red kidney beans( NOT drained). Cube and boil any amount of potatos you wish. After all ingredients done,drain potatos leaving alittle of the water in. Add meat,onion and beans and simmer for about 15 minutes. Enjoy! To stretch, you can add in a can of light kidney bean and/or a can of whole kernal corn. Add some cornbread and you have a cheap and tummy warmin' meal.

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October 2, 20080 found this helpful

I've been cooking this goulash for over 20 years. You can easily half the recipe if your family is small or you don't like eating leftovers.

Easy Skillet Goulash

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 (16 oz.) cans stewed tomatoes (cheap brand)
2 (15 oz.) cans red kidney beans (cheap brand)
1 cup macaroni (cheapest brand)
1 tsp. salt (or to suit your taste)
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
dash pepper

Optional: add canned or frozen corn

Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet, drain excess fat. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered 30 to 40 minutes, or until macaroni is cooked and tender, stirring occasionally. 8 servings.

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July 26, 2011

Does anyone have a recipe for hamburger goulash?

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June 26, 2018

Goulash is one of the national dishes of Hungary. The simple stew consists of meat, noodles and vegetables, flavored with paprika. This page contains recipes for Hungarian goulash.

Hungarian Goulash in a bowl.

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June 21, 2018

Beef goulash has a variety of origins, most notably Hungry, and consequently ingredients. It is often seasoned with paprika and may have sour cream added to this hearty meat and vegetable stew. This page contains ground beef goulash recipes.

Goulash in a bowl, topped with cheese.

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