Aurora's Hungarian Goulash

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A Quick hearty meal that is ready in 20 min. Note: This is a "Hungarian Goulash" typical of recipes found in North American Cookbooks and Magazines from decades past. Not to be confused with authentic Hungarian Goulash.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions and bell pepper in oil until tender.
  2. Add beef, garlic, and paprika.
  3. Cook until beef is browned.
  4. Add undrained tomatoes and sauce and add tomato paste to taste starting with half a can.
  5. Add pasta to mixture.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Cook on medium-high heat 8-10 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was excellent! The only thing I did different was to sauté the bell pepper, green and red onion until the onions started to take on that transparent look. I then set them aside and did not add them in until the last two minutes of step 7. Used olive oil to sauté. Everyone really enjoyed this and I can’t wait to make it again!!!

Charlotte J March 17, 2002

Super easy yet super tasty. I took Charlotte comment on adding green pepper at the end - love those sweet and crisp of green pepper. Since I did not have any Rotini, I served mine with hot French Bread, just like a soup. Hearty and filling meal in less than 20 minutes. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Peter Pan May 13, 2002

Yep. This what I grew up on. Looks good. I usually got it with macoroni, rather than rotini.

John Skrable August 21, 2002