Easy Homemade Goulash

Very easy one-pot method - you will love the delicious results!
Very easy one-pot method - you will love the delicious results!
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2 lb Ground Beef lean
2 cups Macaroni elbow
15 oz Tomato sauce canned
14 oz Can chopped tomatoes
2 Yellow onions large, chopped
3 cloves Garlic 3 cloves
3 tbsp Soy sauce
2 tbsp Italian herb seasoning dried
2 Bay leaf
3 cups Water
1 tsp Salt

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Easy Homemade Goulash


This Homemade Goulash is my take on a classic goulash. Goulash is a Hungarian dish, warm, rich and comforting. I guess you could say this is my Americanized version!

And it came about by accident. I was all set to make a classic goulash one day when I realized I’d forgotten the most important ingredient – paprika! So I had to do a little improvisation and try to recreate that depth of flavor some other way. You’ll see I’ve used bay leaves, Italian seasoning, and soy sauce, all of which really help bring out the flavor of the meat. And to make it really hearty and comforting, I add macaroni.

This goulash recipe is a very easy one-pot method and I’m sure you will love the delicious results!

To make Homemade Goulash, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Easy Homemade Goulash

So, how to make Homemade Goulash?

Steps to make Easy Homemade Goulash


Brown the beef


Place a large heavy-based skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook for 10 minutes, breaking the beef up with a spoon until the meat has browned.


Cook the onions and garlic


Drain off the excess fat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for a further 10 minutes until the onion has softened.


Add the tomatoes and seasonings


Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, bay leaves, Italian seasoning and salt to the mixture. Pour over the water and stir to combine. Bring to a boil.


Simmer the stew


Once boiling, lower the heat, cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes, giving it a stir every now and again.


Add the pasta


Add the macaroni to the pan, stir in and cook for a further 25 minutes, until the macaroni is cooked.




Take the skillet off the heat. Remove the bay leaves and serve immediately.

For a bowl of rich, meaty deliciousness, try my one-pot Homemade Goulash recipe! Try serving it with a spoonful of creme fraiche on the side. What do you think? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Total Reviews: 14
Maryjane Jedziniak

My kids are obsessed with this goulash they think that its spagethetti though lol.

Ali Bunfill

Used ground pork instead of beef and it was far more tasty than the beef i think the spices go better with pork in my opinion.

Zaylee Faltisco

It was good but i personally think that the keto goulash tasted a lot better.

Baylor Bayliss

Didn't use the macaroni shaped pasta instead I used bow pasta and penne mixed for the entire family, everyone loved it so for usre it was a huge crowd pleaser.

Clover Housley

I never made Hungarian goulash before though I have had Czech goulash, there's a huge difference in taste for sure and the side dish for Czech goulash is dumplings but for this one it's pasta which is just as filling and delicious.

Yaretzy Wig

Way too little cheese, I shaved some mozzarella cheese and paramesan over the top which melted perfectly into this pasta.

Karissa Gilford

Tossed in a few sundried tomatos instead of canned tomatoes they taste better with the meat.

Emiliana Borroel

Amazed by how flavorful and vibrant this recipe is, thanks so much for sharing it!

Jenny Kastan

I recommend making this with rice instead of pasta, yellow rice is what i used and it tasted so good!

Coraline Allrich

Sadly I didn't find the creme fraiche in any stores where i live but i tossed some sourcream on the top and it was just as good Id say.

Estefania Possemato

Can't way to try out more Hungarian meals, these was so freaking good!!

Angelique Lien

Thankful I found this meal everyone at the dinner table was satisfied and we had some cinnamon mexican cookies for dessert too :)

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Tried it once and was impressed how easy it was.

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