Old Fashioned Goulash with Cheddar Cheese

Cozy on up with a bowl of delicious Old Fashioned Goulash. This is the perfect meal for a cold night. Filling, comforting and extra tasty when topped with freshly shredded cheddar cheese.

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Old Fashioned Goulash with Cheddar Cheese

Big Batch Old Fashioned Goulash is a comforting main dish that is perfect for winter. Top with freshly shredded cheddar cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 518 kcal


  • Dutch Oven or Large cooking pot with lid


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 30 oz tomato sauce
  • 30 oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 each bay leaves
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked elbow pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese freshly shredded is best


  • To a large Dutch oven or large pot add the ground beef and cook through. Once cooked remove any access grease. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Cook for 4 minutes, until soft. Add the beef broth, water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and seasonings. Stir well.
  • Simmer covered for 20 minutes. Stir in the pasta and continue to simmer while covered, stirring frequently for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Remove from heat and top with cheese.


Nutritional value is based on 6 servings. Recipe from Julia Pacheco.


Calories: 518kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 26gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 1076mgPotassium: 1080mgFiber: 6gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 910IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 184mgIron: 6mg
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