Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

My dad always made this for us when we were kids. It's close to the only thing he ever cooked. When I went to college I decided to try it and it was a disaster. I asked him for the right recipe and it turned out so wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12-2 lbs ground chuck or 1 12-2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 (16 ounce) boxmedium shell noodles
  • 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cansof campbell tomato soup
  • 3 -4 ounces water
  • 12 tablespoon basil
  • 12 tablespoon oregano
  • 12 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 tablespoon garlic salt or 12 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 12 tablespoon onion salt or 12 tablespoon onion powder
  • 12 teaspoon meat tenderizer (I use Lawry's seasoning)
  • 34 cup ketchup (I always use Heinz)
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Boil noodles according to box directions in a large pot.
  2. In a medium sized pan cook the ground chuck or beef on high until brown.
  3. Put on medium heat, in a medium size pot add tomato soup, water and stir until soup is mixed well.
  4. Then add all seasonings and ketchup.
  5. Stir sauce frequently.
  6. When ground chuck or beef is cooked and brown, add to sauce.
  7. Continue stirring frequently.
  8. Let the sauce boil on medium-low until the noodles are cooked.
  9. Strain the noodles (rinse if desired) and then pour them back into the pot you cooked them inches Slowly pour the sauce over the noodles and stir.
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes then serve.
  11. If desired use parmesan cheese to top goulash.


Most Helpful

I made this recipe and followed the instructions to the "T" and when I went to serve it, the goulash was so spicy that I couldn't even get my husband to eat it. I'm wondering if you meant "TSP." in the herbs that called for "TBSP". It wasn't edible and I had to throw it all away. I guess it would be great for a family who enjoys really spicy food but you might want to state that in the recipe.

momof5andstillalive March 25, 2008

Thanks for submitting! My dad cooked a similar meal when my mother had to work late and it's nearly the same. This and breakfast were his specialties. Both are gone now and I've been looking for the recipe to no avail. I've corrected what I think is a typo and I hope you don't mind. Thanks again!

Grease December 13, 2004

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