Old Fashioned Goulash

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Old Fashioned Beef Stew is a complete one-pot meal that’s ready in just 45 minutes! This classic American comfort food is made with ground beef and pasta, cooked in a delicious tomato stew. There’s a reason it’s been a favorite comfort food for over 100 years!

One pot dinners are quick and easy, and we can’t get over how quick cleanup is! Beef stew is one of those American dishes we grew up with that never goes out of style. When we think of home cooking, we think of beef stew. It’s the ultimate comfort food, but it doesn’t take too long to make! Your kids will be begging for this over and over, so it’s time to stock up on ground beef and macaroni noodles!

Hungarian goulash is a stew that dates back to the 9th century. This recipe is for an American-style beef stew dating back to the early 1900s, typically made with ground beef and pasta, paprika, and paprika tomato stew.

Pasta Options for Old Fashioned Goulash:

We love this dish with elbow macaroni, but you can use egg noodles too.

Meat Choices:

Traditional American beef stew calls for ground beef. For a lighter version, you can substitute ground beef for ground chicken or turkey. If you like pork, you can use ground Italian sausage. If you’re vegan, you can use meatless crumbles.

Add to:

We love how easy it is to make custom beef stew! If you like extra veggies in your meals, you can add almost anything to this dish! Common favorites are sliced ​​carrots, green beans, peas, and corn.

Can I Freeze Goulash?

Unfortunately, pasta doesn’t reheat well after freezing. It tends to be mushy and no one wants that. You can always leave out the pasta if you want to make a big freezer batch. When you’re ready to finish, thaw the frozen goulash in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat in a large skillet on the stove over medium heat and add the pasta. While your pasta is cooking, your goulash is ready.

A wooden spoon full of beef stew is placed on a stock pot.

Note in advance:

Goulash is best eaten fresh, but you can always prepare it early. Store the goulash in the refrigerator and place on the stove in a large saucepan over medium heat when ready.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in a large saucepan on the stove over medium heat until heated through.

If you liked this recipe, you might be interested in these other delicious ground beef recipes:

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Overhead view of a stockpot filled with beef stew.

Old Fashioned Beef Stew is a complete one-pot meal that’s ready in just 45 minutes! This classic American comfort food is made with ground beef and pasta, cooked in a delicious tomato stew. There’s a reason it’s been a favorite comfort food for over 100 years!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 45 minute

total time 50 minute

raw material

  • 2 pound lean beef
  • 1 large white or yellow onion diced
  • 5 clove minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili
  • 3 cup beef soup
  • 30 ounce canned tomato sauce
  • 30 ounce canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2* cup Uncooked Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or cheddar cheese)

instruct

  • Heat a 6-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook until the beef is browned and the onion is translucent, about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain off excess grease or liquid.

  • Add garlic, paprika and paprika. Bake for 60 to 90 seconds.

  • Pour in the beef broth, tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Season with Italian seasoning, salt, onion powder, and black pepper. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer over high heat.

  • When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Add the elbow noodles. Cook for another 15 minutes, until the pasta is al dente.

  • Remove pot from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Served warm.

notes

If you want your goulash to be less sour, you can add up to 3 cups elbow macaroni.

Calories: 416kcal | carbohydrate: 33G | protein: 37G | fat: 15G | Saturated fat: 8G | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 93mg | sodium: 1695mg | Potassium: 1124mg | fiber: 4G | sugar: 9G | Vitamin A: 982unit | Vitamin C: 19mg | calcium: 241mg | iron: 6mg

Old Fashioned Goulash