Grandma’s Delight: Old-Fashioned Goulash Recipe to Warm Your Soul


Goulash is a classic Eastern European dish that has gained popularity worldwide for its rich flavors and comforting qualities. Rooted in Hungarian cuisine, this hearty stew combines tender chunks of beef, vibrant vegetables, and aromatic spices, creating a symphony of flavors that will transport you to a cozy kitchen, reminiscent of Grandma’s house. In this article, we present you with an authentic old-fashioned goulash recipe, perfect for those seeking a delicious and satisfying meal that will warm your soul.





1/2 lb macaroni

1 1/2 lbs ground beef

1 large onion, diced

garlic salt, pepper, chili powder, & hot sauce to taste

2 (14.5 oz) cans whole stewed tomatoes, undrained

2 tablespoons ketchup

Tomato juice as needed





Cook the macaroni to al dente according to package directions.


While it’s cooking, brown the ground beef and onion together in an extra-large skillet or in a dutch oven.



Drain and season with spices to taste. In a large bowl, mash tomatoes with potato masher and add to beef along with the ketchup.


Drain macaroni and add to the beef mixture, stirring well. Taste and add additional seasoning as needed.



I didn’t need to add any tomato juice to mine, but if you like yours very juicy you can add as much tomato juice as you like.


Phyllis adds it to her leftovers, which I would also recommend, because the noodles tend to soak up all the juice with time.





There’s something truly special about old-fashioned goulash that takes us back to simpler times, where family recipes were cherished and passed down through generations. This comforting dish, with its tender beef, savory vegetables, and aromatic spices, is sure to bring warmth to your heart and delight to your taste buds. Give this recipe a try, and savor the flavors of a bygone era while creating memories that will last a lifetime.




That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !


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