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!



  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!


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