Grandma’s Goulash

Grandma’s Goulash

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Grandma’s Goulash was a favorite in our house while I was growing up. It was one of my mother’s go-to meals on a busy weeknight. I can remember us kids piling in the living-room to watch one of our favorite shows on T.V. (actually, it was my sister’s favorite show), Tom Jones! Oh my…that was a long time ago, and I think it was when we only had 3 channels! I will have to call and remind her now of the infatuation she had with him. For the main part it didn’t matter what we watched, we were together for that night for a tasty bowl of Grandma’s Goulash.

I also raised my children on this very same dish. Throughout all these years the recipe has not changed, up until now; I changed the pasta to gluten-free, but everything else is the same. Back when I was little it was just plain ole’ goulash night. My children tagged it Grandma’s Goulash, because when we went to visit my mother they would ask if we were going to have grandma’s goulash, and that title has stuck ever since. Now my grandchildren are being raised on the same wonderful bowl of memories.



Grandma’s Goulash

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8-Cups

Serving Size: 1-Cup

Grandma’s Goulash

Grandma’s Goulash is a bowl full of lovin’ and comfort food at its best! So when you make this, grab the family, pull up a chair and start adding to that book of memories that will carry on and last a life time.


  • 1 Pound - Ground Beef – I use ground sirloin
  • 1 Medium – Onion – chopped
  • 1 – Green Bell Pepper – chopped
  • 1 Can – Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 Can – Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp – Garlic Powder*
  • 1 Tsp – Ground Black Pepper*
  • 1 Tsp – Sea Salt*
  • 1 Box – Quinoa Pasta


  1. Cook pasta according to directions on the box. **
  2. Drain and put back into pot.
  3. Saute ground beef, chopped onions, and bell peppers in large skillet on medium until ground beef is brown and crumbly.
  4. Drain grease from hamburger mixture and add to pot of drained pasta.
  5. Add canned tomatoes and cook on low until heated through.
  6. Add a side salad of fresh greens and a slice of garlic bread and you’re ready to eat.


*You can adjust these amounts according to taste. **Secret – put a tsp of garlic powder in the pasta water while it cooks!

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Grandma’s Goulash is a recipe that will be around forever. No matter the changes it will always be called the same. It’s a delicious, warm tasty bowl of comfort food that is and will always be a family classic forever. Serve this bowl of nostalgia with a side salad of fresh greens with your favorite dressing and a slice of warm garlic bread and your meal is complete. No matter how you make your Grandma’s Goulash I’m sure there will be a lot of memories involved!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie


What memories are involved with your Grandma’s Goulash? Please share below…

12 thoughts on “Grandma’s Goulash

    • Quinoa Pasta is of my favorite’s to use in a lot of recipes and I find the texture is great! Thanks for stopping in Mariet.

    • The quiona pasta is really good and doesn’t take like some gluten-free pastas do. It’s not mushy and the texture is right on! Thanks for stopping in Amanda.

    • It sure is Sandra! It’s the only way I have ever had it. Of course, it’s not Hungarian Goloush, but it’s Grandma’s Goulash.

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