Easy Classic Goulash


This version of classic American beef goulash makes an easy one-pot meal for the whole family. We love it.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 3 cups water

  • ½ cup sofrito sauce (such as Goya®)

  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt, or to taste

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 2 ½ cups uncooked elbow macaroni


  1. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot pot until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir onion and garlic into beef; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, sofrito, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, and bay leaves into beef mixture. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors blend, about 20 minutes.

  3. Pour macaroni into beef mixture, cover the pot, and continue simmering until pasta is tender and flavors are completely blended, about 25 minutes. Discard bay leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
18g Fat
42g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1271mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 955mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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