The Perfect Easy Goulash Recipe

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The perfect easy goulash

sherry monfils


My dad would make "goulash" which to him meant throwing in a pot whatever he could find to make a meal. It usually consisted of a pasta, meat, veggies and a sauce. I didn't have an official recipe from him so I just went on memory. Great w/ a crusty French bread or rolls.

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15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


3 Tbsp
light soy sauce
bay leaves
2 Tbsp
italian herbs, crushed
1/2 Tbsp
each, salt and pepper
1 tsp
garlic powder
15 oz cans diced tomatoes w/ italian seasonings
15 oz cans tomato sauce
3 c
beef broth
1-1/2 tsp
minced garlic
2 large
onions, chopped
2 lb
lean ground beef or turkey
2 c
elbow macaroni
1 c
frozen mixed vegetables


1In lg pot over med-high heat, cook beef or ground turkey, using a large spoon to break up while cooking. If using beef, spoon off grease.
2Add onions and minced garlic. Saute for 5 mins. Add broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes w/ the juices, Italian herbs, bay leafs, soy sauce, garlic powder and salt & pepper.
3Stir in mixed veggies. Cover pot. Turn heat to medium. Cook 15 mins, stirring occasionally. Add macaroni, cover and simmer 15-20 mins or until pasta is tender. Turn heat off. Remove bay leaves. Let goulash sit for 10 mins.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat