Goulash Recipe from My Mother

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a recipe that I learned to make from my Mother, who learned to make from her Mother. It is a comfort food to all of us kids and now the grandchildren!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the macaroni according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown ground beef with onion, till there is no pink left in the beef and then add garlic for a few minutes to cook, then drain beef mixture.
  3. Return pan to heat and add the can of diced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste and allow to heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add completely drained pasta and allow to blend for several minutes.
  5. Add cheese and stir until blended and melted.
  6. Note: We always had this with sliced bread and butter and either apple sauce with cinnamon or green beans with butter.
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Made for Think Pink Cancer Awareness tag 2010 and I am very glad I did...what comfort food. I changed the recipe somewhat. This is what I did. I added some sliced mushrooms, chopped green pepper, some corn (I had left over), about a 1/4 tsp. oregano and some red pepper flakes (for some zing), and some tomato sauce. DH loved this and we have enough to take down to the beach for lunch today. Definately a keeper and will go into my Favorites 2010. Thank you diner524 for a wonderful recipe that I'm sure is good as written or with the additions. Served with a green salad with Creamy French Dressing#24655 by Sharon123 and French bread. P.S. This was wonderful the next day for lunch...I did add a little more tomato sauce while it was warming up. Definately a 5 star for dinner and for lunch the next day!

mama smurf October 18, 2010

This was a blast from my past! :) Total comfort food & one of the recipes I requested most as a child. Made just as directed until I saw there wasn't much sauce in the pan so I threw in one frozen "ice" cube of tomato paste. That gave it just enough without altering the recipe. We really enjoyed this for dinner tonight. DH ate it with saltines & I ate it with buttered bread. Yummy! Thanks for posting your mom's recipe, diner! Made & enjoyed for Zaar Stars tag game. :)

**Tinkerbell** July 03, 2010

This was pretty good, but I felt it was missing something. Not quite sure what though. It reminded me a lot of meals from my past -- great comfort food. I used bowtie pasta instead of macaroni, because I had a half a box that was dying to be used :)

iewe March 01, 2010