Classic Goulash

An American, beef (or turkey), classic one pot meal that is hearty, packed with flavor, and budget friendly!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author The Cookin' Chicks


  • 2 lbs ground turkey or beef
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 30 oz. tomato sauce
  • 30 oz diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked


  1. In a dutch oven, cook the meat over medium heat until no longer pink.

  2. Drain fat.

  3. Add in the garlic and onions and cook until translucent, about 6-8 minutes.

  4. Stir in the water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, Italian seasoning, and seasoned salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover with lid, and simmer for about 20 minutes.

  5. Add in the uncooked macaroni and simmer over low heat for about 25 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

  6. Remove from heat and serve in bowls!