American Goulash

Dive into the rich, aromatic world of hearty meals that are easy on your pocket with our American Goulash recipe. Our simple, step-by-step guide will help you create a dish that's as delicious as it is budget-friendly. This savory medley of ground beef, tomatoes, and macaroni is more than just a dish – it's an experience that harkens back to warm family meals and cherished memories.

Packed with flavor, it's a testimony to the power of simple ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. So whether you're searching for easy dinner recipes, budget meals, or just want to recreate the magic of homestyle goulash, you've found the perfect guide. Cook, savor, and make memories with our easy American Goulash recipe.

American Goulash

Inspired by my mother’s homestyle cooking, this American Goulash recipe is proof that you don't need to be a gourmet chef to create meals that are both scrumptious and satisfying. As we walk through the preparation steps, you'll find that the seemingly long list of ingredients blends seamlessly into a medley of flavors, and each addition enriches the overall taste profile. Trust me when I say this: the enticing aroma of this dish cooking is pure nostalgia and comfort in itself.

Despite its grand taste, this dish is created using basic kitchen tools and common ingredients easily found in your pantry. The beauty lies in its simplicity and the fact that it's cooked in just two pots, making cleanup a breeze. Not to mention, with a generous serving size, this American Goulash is perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or meal-prepping for the week ahead.

Whether you're a seasoned cook or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is bound to leave you feeling like a culinary wizard. So roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and let's create some delicious magic with this easy American Goulash recipe!

American Goulash

American Goulash

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Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author Savanah


  • 28 oz. can diced tomatos
  • 29 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ pounds of ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or diced fine
  • ½ c green pepper
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • 4 to 5 leaves of basil fine chopped or 2 tsps. dry
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 ½ cups uncooked macaroni noodles


  • Step 1) In a large pot brown ground beef, onion, and pepper
  • Step 2) Add both kinds of tomato’s, seasonings, garlic, water, and stir.
  • Step 3) Cover pot, simmer for 15-20 minutes-stirring occasionally
  • Step 4) While simmering, boil macaroni noodles, and drain.
  • Step 5) Add cooked macaroni to mixture, allow to simmer another 5 minutes.
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You can use fresh or dry herbs, but fresh basil really brightens the dish up tremendously.  I fine chop a little extra and garnish with a drop of sour cream and fresh chopped basil.

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  1. This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it! On the list of ingredients you have one green bell pepper then garlic and then 1/2c of green pepper. What kind of pepper is the second one? Thanks!

  2. My mom made this for her Home Ec class back in 1954…. we grew up with it. super budget friendly recipe..