Mama's Best Goulash

Donna Woodford


My family loves this goulash. It is a dish to feed a large group or two and freezes well. Always better the next day but we normally eat it 1st day too.

I hope you enjoy it my way or with your own little twist.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Large Group
25 Min
1 Hr


  • 4 c
    macaroni, elbow dry
  • 1 lb
    ground chuck or any lean beef
  • 1 small
    white onion chopped
  • 1/8 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/8 tsp
    chili powder
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 c
    water (as needed)
  • 6 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 2 can(s)
    tomato soup
  • 1 can(s)
  • 1 small
    can of peas
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs

How to Make Mama's Best Goulash


  1. brown meat with onion in pot or skillet at medium heat
  2. Add to large skillet or pot-- all seasonings.
  3. next step is to add all tomato products and water.
  4. add peas and corn
  5. add water and macaroni. Cook about 15 minutes.
  6. Before goulash has cooked for an hour you finish it off with sprinkled cheeses and breadcrumbs on top. The bread crumbs should brown and cheeses have melted.
  7. You can finish off in oven to brown at 350 for 10 min.

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