Classic American-Style Goulash

An easy and delicious recipe for Classic American-Style Goulash loaded with ground beef in a tasty tomato sauce.

Classic American-Style Goulash

We all have that one recipe that reminds us of someone. Maybe it’s your grandmother’s cookies that she always made when you came to visit, your mom’s chicken noodle soup that made you feel better when you were sick or your aunt’s famous pumpkin pie that you enjoyed every Thanksgiving. That’s what makes cooking so special. It makes memories and brings people together. Not just around the table but in our hearts. When I think about my beloved grandmother or as I called her Granny I always think about her Goulash. Even when I was growing up I remember going to visit her and a big pot of goulash on the stove. As a kid my mom would even make it for dinner and even though my mom made it it still tasted just like Granny’s.

Classic American-Style Goulash

I’ve had this simple yet cherished recipe in my recipe box for years and every time I make it I think of my Granny. I’ve never change a thing to the recipe and it’s always so good. It’s a classic, American-style goulash that is loaded with beefy and tomato goodness. I’ve never had a goulash taste quite like this recipe which makes it so special and so good! What makes my Granny’s goulash recipe so tasty and gives it that unique flavor is a few cans of tomato soup mixed into the sauce.

This goulash recipe is pure comfort food at it’s best. I love to make a big pot for Sunday football. It feeds a crowd and is always a hit. I love to serve it with a few loaves of Italian bread and a nice big tossed salad.

If you’ve been on the hunt for a goulash recipe or maybe never have tried it then this is the recipe for you. It’s so easy and makes a delicious meal that you’re family will love!

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Classic American-Style Goulash


Classic American-Style Goulash

  • Author: Jenn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 -8


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 green pepper (diced)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 can (28 ounce whole tomatoes, drained and chopped)
  • 12 cups tomato puree
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook pasta per package instructions and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a large deep skillet or pot over medium heat.
  3. Add pepper and onions and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add ground beef and lightly season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook peppers, onions and ground beef until ground beef is thoroughly cooked then stir in one can of tomato soup.
  6. Pour noodles to a large bowl and stir in remaining can of tomato soup and mix until noodles are covered.
  7. Mix noodles with ground beef mixture then add in chopped tomatoes.
  8. Stir in tomato puree 1 cup at a time until desired consistency.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Simmer on low heat until heated thru and serve warm.

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