Ruth's Goulash Recipe

Kimberly Rowlett


This is the recipe my grandmother used to make. It remains a family favorite!

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1 Hr 15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


1 medium
onion, finely chopped
1-2 medium
green (or red or yellow) sweet bell peppers
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 can(s)
yellow corn (frozen or fresh can also be used)
1 can(s)
tomato sauce
2 Tbsp
chili powder (can add to your taste)
1 c
elbow, or other tubular pasta (add as much or as little as you prefer)
1 c
cheddar cheese (can use american or mixed cheeses also, yellow cheese is best)
1 tsp
salt and pepper to taste


1Brown ground beef along with your already chopped up onion and green peppers. Cook til beef is browned and onions,peppers are translucent. Drain extra liquid from medium can of corn, then add to the above mixture and continue to allow it to cook.
2Add the tomato sauce, followed by the chili powder for seasoning, salt & pepper to taste. Then add pasta in the desired amount. The mixture may need to be thinned by adding a small amount of water. Let simmer. Adjust seasonings as is needed.
3When the above ingredients are done, add yellow cheese to the top of the other ingredients in the desired amount. Melt cheese either by allowing it to slowly melt while still on top of the stove, or place in the stove for melting cheese, if cooking dish is oven proof!
4Let sit five minutes to cool after cooking. Serve with garlic bread and enjoy!

About Ruth's Goulash Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Hungarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom