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Beef Goulash

This beef goulash recipe is great for those cold winter nights or a quick weekday meal. It takes only a few ingredients; the best part is you only need one pot.

My family loves this easy pasta dish, and your family will love it too. You don’t have to have a set ingredient for this dish. You can mix and match as you see fit. You will only need a large pot because it makes a lot.

  • Onions – you can use any onion you have on hand. Remember that red onion is a little spicer, so only use half.
  • Beef – you can use ground turkey
  • Bell Peppers – you can use any bell pepper you have on hand. I use green, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. They add a beautiful color to the dish.
  • Garlic – you can use fresh, minced, or powdered
  • Tomato Sauce – I use tomato paste, but you can use tomato sauce!
  • Diced Tomatoes – you can use any canned tomatoes you like. I have used whole, petite-diced, diced, stewed, and fresh tomatoes.
  • Broth – you can use water, chicken, or beef broth.
  • Noodles – you can use ANY noodle you have on hand.
  • Bay Leaves – for the flavor. Trust me!

Another amazing thing about this dish is you can practically add anything to it, and it will taste phenomenal.

Sidenote: I don’t drain the oil from my beef. I use 93/7 percent beef, which doesn’t make a lot of oil. I consider that flavor! It isn’t oily, and the oil helps keep the noodles and other ingredients from sticking.

Do you see how I put the dried noodles on top and stirred them in? You don’t have to precook your noodles. The pot flavors will cook right in, and I’m telling you, it will be amazing. Just give it a thorough stir to get all the noodles saturated and cover.

Jazz it up with these options
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Sour Cream and/or Cream Cheese – Creamy Goodness If you decide to use this amazing option, wait 20 minutes before serving, and add what you have. I use an entire package of cream cheese and an entire container of sour cream. Listen to me; this is the 8th Wonder of the World.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Beef Goulash

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 2 lbs beef
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 2 onions
  • 1 box pasta
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp sugar (for tomatoes)
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 cups water or broth
  • 2 bay leaves


  • In a large pot, brown your ground beef, bell pepper, and onions.
    I do not drain my oil from the beef. I use 93/7 percent beef, which doesn't make a lot of oil. Please drain your beef if you need to!
  • Once the beef is brown, add all your other ingredients to the pot and add your dry noodles. Stir and cover. Let simmer for 10 minutes, and stir. Don't let the noodles stick.
  • Make sure to remove bay leaves!
  • Enjoy.


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