American Goulash Recipe

American Goulash is a comforting, hearty dish that has been a family favorite for generations. Unlike its Hungarian namesake, this version is a simple, one-pot meal that combines ground beef, elbow macaroni, and a rich tomato sauce seasoned with garlic, onions, and a blend of spices. It’s perfect for busy weeknights or a cozy weekend dinner. This recipe is not only easy to make but also incredibly satisfying, bringing together savory flavors and a touch of nostalgia. Serve it up with a sprinkle of cheese and a dash of fresh parsley for a meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table.


– 2 lbs ground beef
– 1 large onion, chopped
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 cups water
– 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
– 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
– 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
– 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
– 2 bay leaves
– 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
– 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
– Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)

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