Bobby's Goulash

"This is a goulash recipe from Good Housekeeping, named for Paula Deen's son. It was hearty and had good flavor. We did not have any of Paula Deen's seasonings, so we used our own season salt and a combo of salt, peppper, and garlic powder for the house seasoning. Her house seasoning recipe is available on this website."
photo by Mark and Stacy photo by Mark and Stacy
photo by Mark and Stacy
Ready In:
1hr 35mins




  • In 6 qt Dutch oven, cook ground beef on medium- high until no pink remains, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain.
  • Place beef back in Dutch oven and add onions.
  • Stir well, and cook until onions are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, house seasoning, and season salt. Stir well. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Stir in elbow macaroni and cover. Simmer on low for 25 minutes more, until macaroni is tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove Dutch oven from heat. Fish out the bay leaves and dispose of them.
  • Allow to rest off the heat for 30 minutes prior to serving.

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  1. This is a very good goulash. Thanks for posting.
  2. Made for Fall Pick-A-Chef 2012. This is a really good one-pot meal. I didn't have Paula Deen's house seasoning so I used 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder and 1/4 tsp. (maybe a little bit more) of salt and pepper. I cut the recipe in half since theres only two of us for supper. I think it would also so be good with some chili powder added to it.
  3. As with a lot of recipes nowadays, I cut this one in half (just the 2 of us) but otherwise followed the recipe on down, even to the using of Paula Deens's seasonings! Absolutely great goulash, this recipe makes, & I know I'll make it again, for sure! Very warming, very comforting! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]



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