This Goulash recipe is my husbands absolute favorite! Even though he calls is American chop suey. I grew up calling it Goulash, and it was a family favorite growing up! I know your family will love this simple to make dish as well!
What did you call this meal? Goulash or American chop suey? The debate is on! This the perfect family dinner. My husband and I love it just as much as the kids do! I added my own little twist on it. I feel like since this recipe is called Goulash you can kinda just add whatever you feel like! My favorite part about this recipe, the shredded cheese! I've seen a few recipes that call for cheese but a lot that don't but I love to add it! I usually add a cup of cheese to the skillet. It melts in the hot noodles and helps all the Goulash stick together nicely! Plus cheese makes everything taste better!
How to make American Goulash:
Cooked elbow macaroni, drain, and set aside.
Cook oil, ground beef, onion, green pepper, and garlic in a pan on medium heat until beef is browned.
Drain fat and then add Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper.
Add your cooked noodles to your pan with cooked beef and vegetables.
Drain water from diced tomato then add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce to your pan.
Allow to heat for 3-4 minutes, then add cheddar cheese and mix well and allow to melt.
Here are a few more recipes using elbow macaroni:
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Stove Top Mac and Cheese: Mac and cheese is my kids all-time favorite food. This recipe is the one I love to make. It is so simple!
Cheeseburger Soup: This soup recipe is done in 30 minutes or less and so full of flavor. It's a must for wintertime.
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- 1 pound Ground beef
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 large Onion (diced)
- 1 large Green Pepper (diced)
- 1 tablespoon Minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- 30 oz Canned diced tomato
- 15 oz Tomato sauce
- 16 oz Elbow macaroni
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
- Cooked elbow macaroni, drain, and set aside.
- Cook oil, ground beef, onion, green pepper, and garlic in a pan on medium heat until beef is browned. Drain fat and then add Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper.
- Add your cooked noodles to your pan with cooked beef and vegetables.
- Drain water from diced tomato then add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce to your pan. Allow to heat for 3-4 minutes.
- Add cheddar cheese and mix well and allow to melt.
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Is this kind of a lasagna as it has all its ingredients????
It is similar but I think think taste very different. This is one of my husbands favorite dishes and he loves lasagna also! I hope you enjoy it Noor!
I grew up in New England and this was called American Chop Suey. I think that name is a regional one. Any chance your husband has roots in New England? Might explain the mystery. In any case it brings back fond memories of growing up in Maine.
Yes Mark my husband's family is actually all from New England! His father was in the military so he never lived there but both parents did so that might explain it!
Goulash is a traditional hungarian SOUP. im a hungarian...and yea its looking good...but its NOT goulash. Sry
You're right, I guess I should call this American Goulash instead. =)
Making this right now! One thing I'am adding is bacon!!! It is our cheat day so got to have the bacon!!!
Mary that is an AWESOME idea!! Bacon! Yep i'll be adding that next time I make it =)
Flemdilly...This is not goulash. More than 50 years ago my cousin brought this basic recipe home from home ec class and it was called "flemdilly". True goulash doesn't have tomatoes. Both are good tho 🙂
and you can call your creation anything you like!
I have never heard that name before peggy!! It's so funny how we all learn this recipes as different things! I love the differences =) Thanks for stopping by!
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Goulash is one of my husbands favorites, there is nothing like a great Goulash and your recipe looks like it would be just that! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Mmm your goulash looks delicious! I haven't had goulash in ages but clearly I need to change that.
Yes Stephanie! It was a childhood favorite of mine and I love making it for my family now!
I would definitely call this American Chop Suey. Goulash is a Hungerian soup/stew that is primarily seasoned by Hungarian Paprika very different from this dish. Looks delicious.
It's so funny how different people call it different things! Thanks for Diane for stopping by!
Yum, this looks great. I love goulash. My mom used to make it a lot when I was a kid and still does. But in all my cooking and baking years can you believe I've never made this for myself! I can't wait to try this recipe! I would love for you to come share some of your recipes over at Throw Back Thursday's weekend link party!
Thanks for coming my Alli!! I hope you enjoy the recipe =)