I saw a Paula Dean Goulash recipe going around on Facebook. My mom used to make "Beefy Macaroni" when I was a kid. I took the best of both recipes and came up with the best Goulash/Beefy Macaroni I have ever had. I like to make a big pot of this and freeze for a quick dinner during the week. If you do not add the macaroni, this recipe will make 2 quarts and freezes well. Just make 1/2 a box of macaroni for each quart. It is even better when it is reheated. Enjoy!
I got this recipe from a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that my mom bought in 1969. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of chopped green onions, but I am not a big fan so I substituted with 1 tablespoon of onion flakes. This is great with mashed potatoes. I tried this for the first time tonight and my husband really surprised me not only did he go back for seconds....but thirds also!!!
My husband loves this for lunches. He will often ask me to make it. Since it is just me and my husband I will make a whole chicken for dinner and make this with the leftovers. It is also a great dish for all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.
One of my friends always put bacon in her potato salad. The only thing was that I did not like the onions or celery that was also in it. So I took a traditional recipe and played with the celery salt and onion powder until I came up with a good flavor. Now I can have the best of both worlds....bacon and no onions or celery! I always take this camping when we go or to bbq's. It is always a favorite.