Vintage Hamburger Goulash

Vintage Hamburger Goulash

135 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 84% would make again

Ready in 35 minutes

Tried and True, husband rated favorite. Few Ingredients and Quick to make.


1 pound Ground beef; browned
2 large Onions; sliced or chopped
1/2 teaspoon Red pepper flakes; from dried hot peppers
1/2 pound whole-wheat Elbow macaroni
1 large can Crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon Lawry's garlic salt; to taste
1/4 teaspoon Pepper; to taste
1 teaspoon Chili powder; to taste

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Saute beef, 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes and 2 onions in large frying pan. Drain excess fat. Lots of onions makes this good.

Meanwhile, in another pan cook macaroni in boiling, salted water until tender (approximately 5 minutes for the smaller sized macaroni). Set aside until almost ready to serve.

When beef and onions are finished cooking, add the canned crushed tomatoes and approximately 1/2 cup water. Add garlic salt, pepper, chili powder and mix well.

Simmer for about 20 minutes; then add cooked macaroni noodles and mix well when ready to serve. If you add the macaroni noodles too soon, they may over cook and get mushy.

This is one of my husbands favorite recipes from his mother when he was growing up -- it''s still a favorite today.

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american chop suey, beefaroni, goulash with greek salad and garlic bread


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I used ground turkey and added mozzarella cheese

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We love this recipe! Picky daughter always says "make a double batch mom!
JeweledSoul 7m ago

Hubby knows it as American chop suey, but no matter the name you use, goulash is a favorite comfort food for all. Different every time I make it based on what fresh veggies I have on hand, the onion, ground meat, noodles and tomato sauce are the base staples that make this dish what it is. Love it!!
shaylashiera 1y ago

Very good. Will definitely make this dish again. Pssst... it was even better on day 2.
MinnaB 1y ago

I've been making goulash as far back as I can remember, as a young girl with my mom! I continue making it for my family quite a bit during the autumn and cold winter months in michigan! I use petite tomatoes, minced garlic, oregano, canned mushrooms (drained), and tomato paste. Sometimes I will also use inexpensive off-brand spaghetti sauce if I feel like being lazy. Either way, a good recipe, it's quick, and easy! And the family always enjoys it!
AnnetteMK 2y ago

Kids loved it! It was a little too bland for me. Next time I'm going to try oregano and diced tomatoes instead of crushed!
Melissa1980 2y ago

This is an awesome dish. I loved it.Thanks for sharing.
pingk 2y ago

I made this today, for the 2nd time. (Last time was 7 months ago.) It turned out MUCH tastier because I changed several ingredients. I'm sharing my revised recipe here on BigOven (search for Ida's Depression Goulash).
bizb 2y ago

Quick and easy very good.
itzrobin 2y ago

Didn't really have a taste but did use canned tomatoes
dmcmil4911 2y ago

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