November 13, 2015

Not My Mother's Goulash

Ok. It's my sister's. But it is simple and delicious. When I was first married, I called my sister Scarlett and asked her if she had my mom's recipe for Goulash. I guess my mom wasn't home? Anyway...she didn't. But she gave me her recipe. And that is the one we have loved for almost 25 years. : )
  1. One pound ground beef
  2. Garlic Salt
  3. Italian Seasoning
  4. One onion and one green pepper, chopped
  5. Three eight ounce cans Hunt's Tomato Sauce
  6. One and one half pound macaroni...elbow or whatever you have on hand.
  7. Shredded mozzarella cheese
  1. Brown the ground beef with garlic salt. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, boil water and cook macaroni according to directions.
  3. Add the chopped onion and pepper and the tomato sauce to the meat.
  4. Season with Italian seasoning, stir, and cover.
  5. Cook while the noodles are boiling, and until veggies are tender.
  6. Add drained macaroni noodles and stir well.
  7. Top with Mozzarella cheese and let melt. : )
  8. Serve with fresh bread and applesauce.


  1. We enjoy goulash too and our recipe is very similar. It makes a lot and good as a leftover the next day. Have a good Friday my friend.

  2. Good morning Billie Jo,

    Yum, yum! This is my favorite kind of cooking. I love easy meals. I have saved your recipe.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Good Morning Billie Jo, The title and your first sentence had me laughing out loud (my dog looked up at me and I can tell...she thinks I'm nuts) I am going to try this in place of my reg. goulash recipe next month. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend.

  4. We should add goulash to our menu for next week, thanks for the recipe!! Have a wonderful cozy weekend with your people!

  5. I am the only one who likes it...that is just how my mom made it too. Thanks for the smiles. Blessings

  6. Oh that looks so delicious! I make something similar with rice. :-)

    BTW, you are cordially invited to the Cottage 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Hope to see you there!

  7. Yum! Sounds a lot like what my in-law's always referred to as "spaghetti hot dish", even though it never had spaghetti and always had macaroni noodles. Lol Thanks for this recipe and hope you have a wonderful cozy weekend!! xo

  8. Reading through the ingredients makes me want to serve it up soon. Perfect comfort food for a cool night!

  9. My mother used to make this a lot. I have no clue what happened to her recipe but yours seems familiar. This is a great dish for this cooler weather we're having so I'll definitely be making it!


  10. It sounds so easy and looks SO good! Thank you for sharing; I will definitely have to try this!

  11. This sounds wonderful my friend!

  12. I've never had goulash but it looks like a dish my boys would devour! Def saving this recipe... Thanks!


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Billie Jo