finished american goulash in white bowl

Grandma's Goulash

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
This easy American goulash recipe is full of flavor and the perfect way to feed a crowd as it makes a huge batch! A simple skillet dinner with tomatoes, beef and macaroni noodles in a zesty tomato sauce creates the perfect comfort food on a budget!

Ingredients

  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jar tomato based pasta sauce approx. 26 oz.
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 green bell pepper optional
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups macaroni noodles uncooked
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Cook ground beef, onion and garlic over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  • Add pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, seasonings, bay leaves and green pepper. Simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  • Add in the in the macaroni and continue to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender (about 20 minutes).
  • Remove & discard bay leaves. Top with cheese and replace the lid. Let sit about 5 minutes or until melted.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 361, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 486mg, Potassium: 947mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 650IU, Vitamin C: 28.5mg, Calcium: 179mg, Iron: 5.1mg