Skillet Goulash-Mom's way

Pat Duran


My mom would make this goulash in the wintertime, using ground beef because it was easy on the budget, and she made it in a large cast iron skillet. This was pure comfort food.
Even though my dad was Hungarian he loved this American version.
Mom did make the real Hungarian Goulash for him every once in a while,though. Which was very similar to: Shelia Senghas's- Hungarian Goulash.


★★★★★ 6 votes

4 servings
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 c
    cooked elbow macaroni, al dente
  • 1 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 small
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 2 large
    eggs. beaten
  • 28 oz
    jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese, optional
  • ·
    sour cream as garnish, optional

How to Make Skillet Goulash-Mom's way


  1. In a large cast iron skillet, brown the ground beef,bell pepper, and onion over high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink no longer shows in the beef, add beaten eggs and stir frequently until well mixed in with hamburger. Drain off any excess grease.
  2. Add macaroni, spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper; mix well.
    Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 5-7 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and simmer 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted; serve with a dollop of sour cream if desired.

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About Skillet Goulash-Mom's way

Course/Dish: Beef Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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