Goulash (my family’s version)

goulashWith all of the vast information on the internet and despite a cabinet full of cookbooks, sometimes the recipe I want is in the possession of someone else. Today’s recipe for Goulash is just such a case. I had to get on the telephone to get this one ~ mainly because in my zealous “disacquisition” (my word) of stuff, I got rid of the one cookbook that had it in it.

My family’s version and my husband’s family’s version are similar to a point.  They both have tomatoes and macaroni.  However their seasonings are quite different.  My mom opted for cheese or croutons.  The in-laws served everything with bread on the side.My Mom's Goulash: a frugal meal

Goulash (my family's version)
  • 1 lb cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced green pepper
  • 28 oz or 2 15oz cans tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • ½ tsp prepared mustard
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  1. Brown hamburger.
  2. Drain most of the fat and then add the vegetables and cook until onion is translucent.
  3. Add tomato sauce, herbs, salt, pepper, mustard and ketchup.
  4. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Cook 10 minutes.
  6. Add cooked macaroni.
  7. We like to serve this with homemade croutons (cut slices of bread into little squares and brown in butter or olive oil).
  8. Toss them into the goulash.
  9. You could also put the entire thing into an ovenproof dish and top with shredded mozzarella and Parmesan and bake 20 minutes at 350.
use gluten free pasta and gluten free croutons for a gluten free meal



6 thoughts on “Goulash (my family’s version)

  1. >We love goulash and I love that there are so many variations. This one is a little different than mine and I am looking forward to trying it. Thanks.

  2. >I usually just make mine with leftover spaghetti sauce, but yours looks lots better. Thanks for sharing!

  3. >This sounds really good. PLus it uses lots of ingredients I already have on hand. That’s the sign of a good recipe. : )

  4. >I have had this before and it is YUMMY. But sadly 4 out of 6 are allergic to tomatoes. If you have a suggestions other than chicken broth let me know. [0= Thanks for the GREAT tightwad soup. More the better.

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