Classic American Goulash Recipe

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Rita Published: December 1, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Classic American Goulash Recipe

How To Make Classic American Goulash

This American goulash recipe is hearty and makes use of ground beef, macaroni, and loads of bell peppers and tomato sauce seasoned with herbs and spices.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2lbsground beef
  • 2yellow onions,chopped
  • 1bell pepper,chopped
  • 4clovesgarlic,chopped
  • 3cupswater
  • 29oztomato sauce
  • 29ozdiced tomatoes
  • 2tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspdried basil
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 8ozelbow macaroni,uncooked


  1. Add the ground beef, onions, bell peppers and garlic to a large dutch oven on medium-high heat and cook, while breaking it apart, for about 5 to 7 minutes or until it is no longer pink.

  2. Drain most of the fat then add in the remaining ingredients except the macaroni. Bring to a boil then reduce to low heat and simmer with a cover on for 15 minutes.

  3. Add in the macaroni, mix well then cover and simmer for an additional 20 minutes, stirring occasionally before serving


  • Calories: 457.51kcal
  • Fat: 23.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.77g
  • Trans Fat: 1.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.18g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.46g
  • Fiber: 5.36g
  • Sugar: 9.43g
  • Protein: 25.83g
  • Cholesterol: 80.51mg
  • Sodium: 964.42mg
  • Calcium: 96.92mg
  • Potassium: 991.85mg
  • Iron: 4.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 71.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 42.47mg
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