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Old Fashion Goulash

Hearty Comfort: Old-Fashioned Goulash Step back in time and savor the hearty comfort of Old-Fashioned Goulash. This classic dish brings together tender pasta, flavorful ground beef, and a rich tomato sauce for a satisfying meal that warms the soul. Whether you remember it from childhood or are discovering it for the first time, Old-Fashioned Goulash is a timeless recipe that’s sure to become a family favorite. Get ready to enjoy the cozy, comforting flavors of this cherished dish.

Classic Comfort

The star of this dish is the classic combination of pasta and ground beef, simmered in a savory tomato sauce that’s both timeless and delicious.

Nostalgic Flavors

Old-Fashioned Goulash is all about nostalgic flavors that remind you of home-cooked meals and the simple joys of comfort food.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Old-Fashioned Goulash with these variations:

  1. Cheesy Twist: Stir in shredded cheddar cheese or melt it on top of the goulash for a gooey, cheesy upgrade.
  2. Veggie Addition: Add diced bell peppers, corn, or peas for extra color and nutrition.
  3. Spice It Up: If you like it spicy, add red pepper flakes or hot sauce to give your goulash a kick.

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Now that you’ve rediscovered the hearty comfort of Old-Fashioned Goulash, it’s time to savor its classic combination of flavors. Share it with your loved ones, and don’t forget to leave a review to let us know how this timeless recipe brings comfort to your table. Happy indulging!

Tips or Notes:

  • Feel free to adjust the seasonings to suit your taste. You can add more herbs and spices for extra flavor.
  • Leftover goulash often tastes even better the next day as the flavors have had time to meld.
  • Serve with a side of garlic bread or a simple salad for a complete meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of pasta?

Yes, you can use any pasta shape you prefer, but elbow macaroni is the traditional choice for Old-Fashioned Goulash.

Can I make this dish in advance?

Absolutely! Old-Fashioned Goulash reheats well, so you can make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for a convenient meal later.

Old Fashion Goulash

Old Fashion Goulash

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes


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  • 1 pound 1 (450g) ground beef

  • 1 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1 can 1 (15 ounces) tomato sauce

  • 1 can 1 (15 ounces) diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups 2 (200g) elbow macaroni

  • 2 cups 2 (480ml) beef broth

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Italian seasoning

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)


  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add the chopped onion to the skillet and sautĂ© for about 3-4 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (with their juice), elbow macaroni, beef broth, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Mix everything together.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the macaroni is cooked, remove the skillet from heat. If desired, garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve the Old-Fashioned Goulash hot and savor the hearty comfort of this classic dish. Enjoy!

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