Paula Deen’s Goulash

Paula Deen’s Goulash is a classic comfort food that combines savory beef, zesty tomato sauce, and hearty macaroni noodles, ideal for a snowy January day like today.

This easy to make, one-pot recipe is affordable, and can feed a large group of hungry people, ideal for your next dinner party, or your freezer for back up when you don’t have time to cook dinner.

Paula Deen’s Goulash


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • Two 15-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • Two 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder


  • In a Dutch oven, saute ground beef over medium-high heat until it browns. Break up the meat as you cook it. Drain any excess grease.
  • Add garlic and onions to the pot and cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Pour 3 cups of water into the pot. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, bay leaves, Italian Seasoning, House seasoning, seasoned salt, and soy sauce. Mix well.
  • Add the elbow macaroni and mix well. Cover the pot once again with the lid and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and take out the bay leaves. Let the goulash cool for 30 minutes, then serve. Best eaten with a side of garlic bread and salad.

This makes about six servings and takes about 45 minutes to make

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