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beef goulash recipe

Granny's Classic Amercian Goulash

Amercian Goulash is a delicious and easy one pot dinner recipe that combines ground beef with elbow macaroni, peppers, onions, tomatoes and tons of flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 servings
Calories 331


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni (uncooked)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt (more if needed)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper (more if needed)


  • Heat large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the beef, and brown for 10 minutes, breaking up with the back of your wooden spoon as you stir. Add the onion and bell pepper and continue to cook, while stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients, except the macaroni, and cover with a lid, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the macaroni, cover with the lid, and simmer for another 15-20 minutes until pasta is tender. Remove from heat
    one pot recipe for easy american goulash
  • Let mixture stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with a green salad and garnish with fresh parsley.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1207mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg