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Embark on a journey down memory lane with our Old-Fashioned Goulash – a classic recipe that has stood the test of time. This hearty and flavorful dish is a tribute to the simplicity of traditional cooking, where a handful of ingredients come together to create a symphony of comforting flavors. With tender beef, savory spices, and perfectly cooked elbow macaroni, this goulash is a warm embrace on a plate, inviting you to relish the nostalgia of a bygone era.

Exciting Story: In our kitchen, where recipes tell tales, the story of Old-Fashioned Goulash is one of cherished family gatherings and shared moments around the dinner table. Picture the aroma of simmering beef, the rich tomato sauce, and the anticipation of a steaming bowl of goulash. The first spoonful took us back to simpler times, and now, we’re thrilled to share this recipe with you, inviting you to create your own memories with Old-Fashioned Goulash.

Why This Nostalgic Gem: Old-Fashioned Goulash Revival: Unveiling Why This Recipe Is a Must-Try for Comfort Food Enthusiasts!

Selling Points:

  • Homestyle Comfort: Experience the essence of homemade comfort with a dish that brings together tender beef, flavorful tomatoes, and perfectly cooked macaroni.
  • Effortless Elegance: Embrace the simplicity of a one-pot wonder that captures the spirit of classic, no-fuss cooking.
  • Versatile Simplicity: Adaptable to pantry staples, this goulash is the perfect solution for a quick and satisfying meal using everyday ingredients.
  • Generational Connection: Share the joy of a timeless recipe that transcends generations and brings loved ones together.


  • This goulash is even better the next day, allowing the flavors to meld.
  • Experiment with different herbs and spices for a personalized touch.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream for added richness.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a different cut of beef?

Yes, you can use chuck roast or any other stewing beef for this recipe. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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Can I make this in a slow cooker?

Absolutely! Sear the beef and sauté the onions and garlic, then transfer everything to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the beef is tender.

Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, this goulash freezes well. Allow it to cool completely before transferring to freezer-safe containers.

Relish the nostalgia of a bygone era with our Old-Fashioned Goulash – a comforting dish that bridges the past and present. Cook, enjoy, and savor the simplicity of homemade goodness!



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  • lbs beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • large onion, finely chopped

  • cloves garlic, minced

  • tablespoons tomato paste

  • can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes

  • cups beef broth

  • teaspoon paprika

  • teaspoon dried oregano

  • teaspoon dried thyme

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • cups elbow macaroni, cooked al dente

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Sear the Beef:
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat a bit of oil over medium-high heat. Sear the beef stew meat until browned on all sides. Remove the beef and set it aside.
  • Sauté Onions and Garlic:
  • In the same pot, add chopped onions and sauté until softened. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Tomato Paste and Spices:
  • Stir in tomato paste, paprika, dried oregano, and dried thyme. Cook for a couple of minutes to enhance the flavors.
  • Add Crushed Tomatoes and Broth:
  • Pour in the crushed tomatoes and beef broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Return Beef to Pot:
  • Add the seared beef back to the pot. Season with salt and black pepper. Stir well to combine.
  • Simmer Until Beef is Tender:
  • Cover the pot and let the goulash simmer over low heat for 1.5 to 2 hours or until the beef is tender.
  • Cook Elbow Macaroni:
  • Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine Goulash and Macaroni:
  • Once the beef is tender, add the cooked elbow macaroni to the pot. Stir to combine and let it simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve the Old-Fashioned Goulash hot.

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