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Old Fashioned Goulash is a complete one-pot meal that is ready in just 45 minutes! This classic American comfort food is made with ground beef and pasta in a flavorful tomato-based stew. This one pot meal is a family favorite requires a few fresh ingredients, a few pantry staples, cook it all up in one pot and your family will be ready to eat.


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




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.