Marsha Gardner


I am not sure why this called Goulash as it is nothing like the Hungarian Goulash that we also ate when I was a child. My mom would make this a couple of times a month for her 7 kids.

I am sure that is was cheaper than the Hungarian Goulash, but was well loved and to this day is enjoyed by my family and friends that eat home style meals with us.

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min


1 lb
box elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
onion, chopped
bell pepper, chopped
2 qt
tomatoes (i prefer home canned)
1 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
1 tsp
granulated garlic
1 lb
cheddar cheese, shredded


1Cook and drain macaroni and set aside. Brown ground meat with onions and peppers. Drain off grease.
2Add tomatoes and seasonings. Add to macaroni in a large ovenproof casserole dish. Stir in cheese and bake for 30 minutes at 350-degrees.
3Serve with a nice salad and a good crusty bread to sop up the juices. If there is leftovers they are good re-heated in a frying pan with a little water.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids