Pasta and Pasta Sauce Recipes

Old Fashioned Goulash

This American goulash is also known as Beef-a-Roni.

Old Fashioned Goulash recipe

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups minced onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • Freshly shredded shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Heat a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef, onions and garlic; cook for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into small crumbles, stirring occasionally, or until onions are translucent.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, soy sauce, paprika, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover tightly and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in macaroni, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat. Discard bay leaf. Garnish with Cheddar cheese, if desired.


Per serving: 361 Calories; 81 Calories from fat