October 24, 2022

One-Pot Goulash

My mom would make goulash for dinner. She also made her famous hamburger pie which was ground beef and onions in a tomato base with canned green beans and then pillows of mashed potato on top. I was scrolling online and saw one of the content creators I follow (@wyseguide) making goulash and it made me hungry for my mom’s one-pot goulash recipe. This is an adapted version, but you get the idea. This one-pot goulash recipe makes a lot so enjoy the leftovers.

One-Pot Goulash

One-Pot Goulash

Yield: 6

Goulash caught my eye from @wyseguide on Instagram so I adapted his recipe to make it my own


  • 2 Tbsp Oil (I used Smude Cajun Oil made in Minnesota)
  • 1 lb beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic microplaned
  • 1/2 cup Salsa or Pico De Gallo
  • 4 cups stewed tomato juice
  • (you could also use V8 or even Bloody Mary Mix but dilute it if its thick with half water half mix)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chopped tomato
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 7 oz box elbow macaroni
  • (optional) 2 cups cheddar cheese


  1. Put oil in the pot
  2. add onions and ground beef and brown the meat on medium-high heat
  3. add tomato paste and stir until the paste is incorporated into the onions and meat
  4. Add the garlic and stir
  5. Add all tomatoes the juice and the seasonings and stir
  6. add a 7 oz box of elbow macaroni and stir
  7. Cover your pot and adjust the heat to medium
  8. Let cook for 8 minutes, and check to make sure the pasta is cooked through
  9. (optional) Top with two cups of cheddar cheese and place under the broiler and brown to finish the dish


Smude Cajon Sunflower oil can be found in the grocery

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