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American Goulash Being Mixed in a Pot with a Wooden Spoon
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Easy American Goulash Recipe

This 30-minute dinner features spiced ground beef, hearty veggies, elbow macaroni and tomato sauce garnished with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. You'll love this Easy American Goulash Recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: american goulash, easy pasta dishes, pasta dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 467kcal


  • Stove



  • In a large saucepan or dutch oven, drizzle olive oil and set it over medium heat.
  • Coarsely chop the onion and add to the heated oil; sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef, gently breaking up with a spatula or wooden spoon. Cook for roughly 5 to 6 minutes, or until beef is browned and no longer pink.
  • Add the minced garlic, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir to disperse evenly.
  • Stir in the canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and beef broth. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for 4 minutes.
  • Add the elbow macaroni and cook uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes, or until noodles are tender.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with parmesan. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1531mg | Potassium: 1019mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 6mg