American Goulash Recipe

American Goulash

This is a recipe for American-style goulash, a hearty and comforting pasta dish that’s perfect for a cold evening:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks.
  2. Drain any excess fat from the pot and add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, beef broth, paprika, oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  6. After 20 minutes, add the cooked macaroni to the pot and stir to combine.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top of the goulash and cover the pot. Let the cheese melt for a few minutes.
  8. To serve, ladle the goulash into bowls and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious American-style goulash!

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