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Grandma's Easy Goulash Recipe -- Family Fresh Meals
4.8 from 10 votes

Grandma's Easy Goulash Recipe

The Easy Goulash Recipe is hot, savory and incredibly filling – and there’s nothing in it that the average kid wouldn’t be happy to eat.
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  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt, I used Lawry's
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 15oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 TB dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 2 cups dry elbow noodles
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1.5 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Note: If you do not have a large deep skillet, you can use a large pot or dutch oven.

  • Season beef with seasoned salt. Saute ground beef and onions in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until cooked. Drain.
  • Add garlic, broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, oregano, and bay leaves Stir well. Cover and allow to simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add the uncooked elbow macaroni to skillet, stir well cover with lid and simmer for about 12-18 minutes more, or until noodles are tender.
  • Turn off heat, remove the bay leaves, and add shredded cheddar cheese. TIP. Place lid back on until cheese is melted.


Nutrition Information:

Calories: 419kcal (21%)Carbohydrates: 27g (9%)Protein: 35g (70%)Fat: 13g (20%)Saturated Fat: 7g (35%)Cholesterol: 92mg (31%)Sodium: 587mg (24%)Potassium: 583mg (17%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 210IU (4%)Vitamin C: 1.2mg (1%)Calcium: 185mg (19%)Iron: 3.7mg (21%)