Mom’s Goulash!

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Mom’s Goulash!

Aunt Wilda’s and Other Vintage Recipes!

By: Kecia’s Flavor Breakthrough!

To me a vintage recipe is something that gets passed down by family, has history and fond memories. This is such an easy dish to make, I remember by mom making this often and was/is one of my favorite meals.  My mom is an extremely good cook, she learned from the best, my grandma, and I learned this from my mom. One of my favorite dishes she used to make is her goulash. It is so simple, but quick and so delicious! Minimal ingredients make a flavorful and satisfying meal the whole family loves.

Serves 8



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups stewed tomatoes (home canned tomatoes work wonderfully with this dish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I personally like a little oregano)


In a large pot, brown ground beef, breaking apart as it cooks. While that is going boil your macaroni, undercooking by two minutes, it will get softer while you cook the dish. Drain and set aside.


Drain the ground beef and return to the pot add the onion and cook until slightly translucent.


Add all of the rest of the ingredients except pasta.


Stir to combine.


Add macaroni and cook for an additional ½ hour to let all the flavors combine.


Test seasonings and adjust if you like.


I like to top with some parmesan cheese.

See… how easy is that? Anyone can make this family favorite.

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  1. The dishes passed down from family and friends are the most delicious ones of all my friend!! This looks delicious and I will be making it soon!! I like that you haven’t overpowered it with sauce!! ♥

    • Kecia

      thanks Didi!! It is so simple, but so good! I hope you like it! Maybe you will put a Greek twist on it my friend?

  2. This is one of our family favorite recipes. Here in MA, I grew up calling it American Chop Suey. Only after I posted my version of it under that name did I find out the rest of the country calls it Goulash! So funny! This is definitely a timeless recipe that will never go out of style! Thanks for reminding me about it, it’s about time my family had it again!

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