classic goulash in a bowl

Nana’s Classic Goulash Recipe

  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life


The perfect combination of beef, pasta, onions, peppers and spices, in a tomato sauce. It’s a recipe that my Nana made once a week and brings me back to my childhood every single time.



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp oil, vegetable or olive
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • (2) 8oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 16 0z water
  • 3 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Saute ground beef in oil, on medium high heat until browned and cooked completely.
  • Add uncooked macaroni, inions, green pepper and garlic. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Drain excess oil.
  • Add tomato sauce, water, worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for 20 minutes.


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