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!