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

I know there are lots of other goulash recipes out there, but I particularly like this one because of the bacon and kidney beans. It doesn't call for any particular seasoning, but I like to add Italian seasoning and minced garlic. I also like to double the recipe and freeze 1 dish for a later date, although doubling this recipe is hard to do unless you have a really large pot! If you choose to freeze it, I would do so prior to baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon and cut into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
  2. Brown ground beef/turkey, onions, and green peppers in a large skillet.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, mushrooms, Italian Seasoning, and garlic.
  4. Cover and cook at medium heat for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in bacon and cooked macaroni.
  6. Place in lightly-greased 9x13 casserole dish.
  7. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

I made this for PAC. This was very good and very easy to put together!! I did not add the whole can of tomato sauce, instead added some beef broth as my husband has a hard time tolerating too much tomato sauce. I used the Italian seasoning and about 3 cloves of garlic. I did this on the stove top instead of bakin. This a great recipe and I can see a lot of variations we can do we this. THanks for a definite keeper!

pines506 September 26, 2006

This was very good with the exception that I believe the 2 TBS of Italian Seasoning is a bit much. Next time I think I will use just 1 TBS to see how that will be. I think I used too many noodles (Personal Preference - Egg Noodles) also, I don't know what I was thinking - I used 2 cups of dry instead of 2 cups of cooked, but my DH loved it just the way it was. I did add more mushrooms because we love them. I also added more garlic because we like a lot. Instead of baking, I threw everything in the crockpot and let it cook about 5 hours, putting the cheese on top at about the 5th hour. It was yummy. All in All it was very good and we will be having again.

NoCookDonna September 19, 2005