Sunday, August 14, 2016

American Goulash...

I love pasta - and recently I had a craving!

I made a big pot of Goulash for dinner and served it with some crusty bread and a side salad.    This meal always reminds me of when I was young.  It was my favorite "school lunch" meal!  My mouth would just water thinking about it!

But, this recipe is much better than the cafeteria's recipe!!

I cut some herbs from my herb garden and grabbed this recipe:
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 green pepper chopped
1 T garlic olive oil
3 c water
3 beef bouillon cubes
28 oz can diced tomatoes - I add a few fresh tomatoes, too
8 oz tomato sauce
1 garlic clove chopped
1 t chili powder
salt and pepper
2 cups elbow macaroni
fresh herbs (oregano, basil, chives)
Brown beef and set aside.  In a large pot cook peppers, garlic and onions in garlic  olive oil.  Add all ingredients (except macaroni and fresh herbs) to the pot and bring to a boil.  Stir in macaroni and simmer for about 10 minutes until macaroni is cooked.  Add fresh herbs and serve immediately with crusty bread!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Oh my, that is one of my favorite meals too. Thank you for the recipe, I am going to make it as soon as I get all the ingredients. Thank you, thank you.

    Have a great week and stay cool.


  2. That looks positively yummy, Patti. I hope that you have a fabulous week!

  3. Patti, Your American goulash looks SO much better than the one I remember from school lunch! My sisters and I used to beg my mother to let us take a sandwich on that day. Something about the gushy tomatoes...but I could definitely feast on your version! Linda

  4. We never had goulash for lunches at school, we had vegetable soup on Fridays. Oh my, I would have loved this too, looks yummy.............Love the pretty photo of the herbs in that gorgeous bowl..........

  5. My mom used to make this and serve it in a vintage(it is now) pink Pyrex bowl. Happy memories!