Homestyle Classic: American Goulash


Dive into the comforting flavors of our Homestyle Classic: American Goulash. This dish is a cherished staple in many households, known for its hearty and satisfying nature. Combining elbow macaroni with ground beef, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions, all simmered in a rich tomato sauce, this one-pot meal is a celebration of simple, wholesome ingredients. Seasoned with herbs and spices, it's the epitome of comfort food, perfect for family dinners and cozy nights in.

Homestyle Classic: American Goulash

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour


  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 18g


  • Elbow macaroni: 200 grams (2 cups)
  • Ground beef: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Canned tomatoes: 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Bell pepper, diced: 100 grams (1 medium)
  • Onion, chopped: 100 grams (1 medium)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Paprika: 5 grams (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water or beef broth: 500 ml (2 cups)

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain excess fat.
  2. Add onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook until soft.
  3. Stir in canned tomatoes, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  4. Add water or beef broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the macaroni and simmer until pasta is cooked, about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.

Culinary Tips

  • For a richer flavor, add a splash of red wine during cooking.
  • Include a bay leaf for added depth.


Can I make this dish in a slow cooker?

Yes, after browning the beef, combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

How can I store leftovers?

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I use a different type of pasta?

Absolutely, feel free to use any pasta you have on hand.

Our Homestyle Classic: American Goulash is not just a meal; it's a warm hug in a bowl. Gather your loved ones around the table and share the joy of a simple, delicious, and filling meal. Here's to heartwarming dishes that bring us together! 🍲👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🥘