Margaret Lee's Easy Beef Goulash

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a recipe I got from my boyfriend's mother when I was 16! Every time she made it for dinner, I would find an excuse to hang around. I know it is overly simplistic, but it is comfort food to the max! I have made it in the slow cooker as well. After all these years, I still enjoy this every now and then.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In Dutch oven, melt shortening and brown meat. Stir in soup mix, tomato paste, and water. Simmer covered, 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Serve over hot noodles.
Most Helpful

4 5

I was hoping for more flavor...I thought the onion soup mix would add all the salt and beef flavor the dish would need...but I had to add salt and a beef bouillon cube along with paprika to get the over whelming tomato taste under control...a very good starter to an easy goulash...I serve ours over spaetzle...=)

4 5

I thought this was a little bit bland, so added in some minced fresh rosemary and garlic during the simmer. Added a healthy dash of worchestershire sauce to finish. Very simple recipe overall! Thanks for sharing!

5 5

Good and very easy. Just be sure to keep an eye on it if you make on the stove. I had it turned on low but it still burned to the bottom a little bit. Keep stirring.