Goulash – Version 2

When I was a kid my mom made Goulash all the time. It is one of those hearty, delicious but not too expensive meals and it makes a lot! It is great for family, potlucks or guests. This is my recipe (Goulash – Version 2). The first Goulash recipe I posted (it’s in the categories under casseroles) belongs to my husband and how he ate it growing up. His is made using tomato soup. Mine is made using diced canned tomatoes with herbs in it. Give them both a try to see which one you like best.






In a large deep pot, boil pasta according to the package directions.



Drain pasta and set aside.



In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the onions

and ground beef until the ground beef is no longer pink.



Stir in the dry ingredients and garlic.


Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and mix.

Simmer for 5 minutes until hot.



Mix the sauce and the pasta together.



Place into a 4 quart casserole dish.



Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, covered, for 30 minutes then serve.


Goulash - Version 2




  • 1# ground beef
  • 1# uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 – 28 oz can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 – 12 oz cans tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot boil pasta according to the package directions, drain and set aside.
  3. In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the onion and ground beef until no longer pink.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes and tomato paste.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes until hot.
  7. Mix the pasta and meat mixture together.
  8. Place into a 4 quart casserole dish.
  9. Bake covered for 30 minutes then serve hot.



















Categories: Casseroles, Ground Beef, Pasta


  1. My mother made a goulash that her mother made and simply called “push”. No macaroni, or rice. It was repeated layers of ground beef, chopped onions, sliced carrots and potatoes, seasoned with canned tomatoes, salt and pepper, and sprinkled with a bit of flour to make a little gravy. My kids didn’t like the pulp from the canned tomatoes, so I substituted a small can of tomato sauce with a bit of water. It was baked covered, then the cover was removed to allow it to roast. It always disappeared very quickly.


    • Fascinating! My husband makes his with canned tomato soup. There are so many ways to make it but when you find one the kids like…..you always make it!!! Hahaha

  2. Goulash is always made with boiled rice. Not ever heard of it with pasta dear. Still try anything here. tell you later the family verdict. every one will tell you that it is Hungarian but no it is from The Russian steps Cossak style with pork shoulder, belly and garlic lots of garlic then two jars of Adzika Russian tomato broth with liver and chilli fried onions, all in paste. some add Dill herb to this and really it sounds horrid but you sit up for more. Russian friends of mine both solicitors made it in a pot over fire while our wives swam in the sea .Boy it looked horrid but all of us devoured the lot with glass of Russian Vodka and a glass of strong fruit juice, natural stuff.i go for the true cossak horse man style myself. You can only get Adzika from from a Russian. they do sell in jars but it is nothing like the true stuff

  3. Okay, this is just weird after the Jello pudding pie thing! My father just forwarded me a recipe for goulash on Saturday because he wants me to make it! INSANE

  4. Hello. How are you? Goulash is one of my favorite dishes and my mother used to make it quite a bit. I never learned how to make it. or ask her for the recipe. Your recipe looks easy and you can put it in oven. yum.

    • I think all of our mothers made a dish similar to mine. It was a staple in our family. I hope this tastes as good as you remember. Thanks and have a great week!

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