Easy Goulash Recipe

Ground beef, Canned Tomatoes, Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce

This super easy Goulash Recipe is a timeless comfort food classic! Packed with robust ground beef and tender pasta in a flavorful tomato-based sauce, it comes together in just about 30 minutes!

I’m always look for new ways to change up my ground beef and pasta dinners. This was a request from my hubby that brings him back to his childhood in a good old fashion way. This Goulash recipe is just the perfect thing. It’s cheap, fast and warms your belly on a cool winter day.

The Goulash my husband grew up with is filled with ground beef, onions and tomato sauce. His mom didn’t use cheddar cheese but you can add a cup if you want a creamy texture! My family loves it so much that they went back for seconds. That’s why I always double the recipe.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Servings 8 Servings

Calories 305kcal

Goulash Ingredients:

– 8 oz elbow pasta

– 1 lb ground beef

– 1 med onion diced

– 1 tsp minced garlic

– 15 oz tomato sauce

– 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes for smoother sauce

– 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

– 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

– 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar (more or less to taste)

– 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt


– 1 cup cheddar cheese (add at the end and mix)


1. Start by cooking the pasta according to directions, drain and set aside.

2. Begin browning the ground beef along with the onion (about 10 min). Then add the garlic and mix for 1 minute until fragrant.

3. Stir in Cooked pasta, tomato sauce, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, sugar, seasoned salt. Taste to see if you need to adjust your sugar and salt.

4. If you’re adding cheddar, stir it in!

5. Serve Hot, Dig in and Enjoy!!

Tips and Variations:

– Make sure you use a big pot, as this recipe does make a lot!

– You can swap your pasta out for whatever you like!

– Try adding vegetables such as green bell peppers, corn, artichoke, diced carrots. You really can’t go wrong if you enjoy these veggies!

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