Best Ever American Goulash

This American version of Goulash is the most comforting of all comfort food. It is warm, delicious, filling, irresistible and easy to prepare. It is the perfect weeknight family meal!

While my cute hubby and I celebrated his 38th birthday out of the house and without children last night (WHAAAT?!), we brainstormed ways to simplify this season. Because I just about lost it yesterday. Learning that my medically-needy son's insurance had become inactive was the straw that broke my back. I cried for a long time out of frustration, while sitting on hold and waiting to speak to a human in the offices of three different Minnesota counties.

Today is a new day and although my to-do list hasn't shrunk, I am grateful that this Goulash is currently waiting for my comfort-food-loving fingers to grab it out of the fridge and eat it for lunch. I can't wait!

Ok, I have to gush about this Goulash for a minute. Goulash-gushing, if you will. It. Is. DELICIOUS. Find one person on the planet who doesn't love it and I'll personally buy and send you a gift. It is the most comforting of all comfort foods and it is also EASY to make. It is the perfect busy week-night family meal. I am so happy to have it in my life.

What things do YOU do to simplify life, especially during this crazy season? Please share! Enjoy the Goulash!

Best Ever Goulash

You have just found the TASTIEST, easiest dinner there is to find! This Goulash is comfort food at its best and ready in under 40 minutes!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Dec 6, 2016

Serves: 8-10

Total time: 40 min



  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Two 15-oz. cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • Two 15-oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 16-oz. box elbow macaroni
  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain grease. Add onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, or until soft and fragrant.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt and elbow macaroni to the pan. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low heat, cover pan and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
  3. Remove from heat and serve immediately!