This is the goulash I grew up with, in school for lunch, at home for meals, a potluck suppers at church. Of course the cheese does make it better, but we always sprinkle that on after it is served on the plate. My spouce is Hispanic and had NEVER and I mean NEVER heard of such a dish as this but sure liked it, even the leftovers. There are only two of us so I resized the recipe and still had leftovers. THANKS so much for sharing this old fashioned recipe.