easiest goulash recipe

Easiest Goulash Recipe…EVER!

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I think I have come up with the easiest Goulash recipe…ever! At this point, I am tired of my own cooking. We have been under “shelter-at-home” orders for three weeks now. I enjoy cooking, however, not having much of a choice, it is getting old. Do you feel that way?

We are fortunate here that we are pretty well stocked. We buy meat in bulk regularly and had just done that before the covid-19 virus caused us to stay home. There are just the two of us humans in the house so it is pretty easy to stretch meals into leftovers. We are getting tired of that, too. (sigh)

Quarantine Creativity = Easy Goulash

On a more positive note, I am finding ways to be creative and come up with new recipes. This easiest goulash recipe is one of them.

I took a pound of hamburger meat out of the freezer not knowing exactly what I was going to do with it. In looking around the kitchen, I find green bell pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, and onion. I have some canned tomatoes and egg noodles. These ingredients will become dinner…somehow.

I try not to let produce spoil, it is such a waste. The chickens, however, appreciate it when produce gets to the point that I don’t want to eat but it is not quite spoiled yet. They love treats in the form of produce., duh. Well, they are not getting my bell peppers this week.


Goulash, what an odd name for a dish, right? I’ve seen it many ways. My husband says goulash is what you get when you throw a bunch of stuff together and call it a meal. Huh, I’m not sure about that, but whatever. That’s kind of what this is though, the easiest goulash recipe ever.

goulash ingredients

Here, I have chopped 1 clove of garlic, 1/2 each green & red bell pepper, and one clove of garlic.

One pound of ground beef will make a goulash meal for 4 people.

beef and veggies in skillet

Put it all in the skillet so the meat absorbs all the flavors of the vegetables as it browns. I love this skillet!

Cook on medium heat until meat is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Drain and return to skillet.

easiest goulash recipe

Add the tomatoes and simmer on low while the egg noodles cook. Waiting to add the tomatoes until now prevents them from becoming mushy.

finished goulash

When the noodles are done to your liking, drain and return to pan. I toss a tablespoon of butter into mine so they don’t stick together.

Add your meat mixture and it is ready to serve.

Quick and easy! Dinner is ready!

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easiest goulash recipe


Quick and easy goulash
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • skillet
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 oz diced canned tomatoes
  • 8 oz egg noodles


  • Place ground beef, peppers, onion, garlic, celery salt, salt, pepper in skillet.
  • Cook over medium heat until beef is browned and vegetables are tender.
  • Drain, return to skillet
  • Add diced tomatoes and simmer 10 minutes (while noodles cook)
  • Cook egg noodles according to package directions.
  • Drain noodles, return to pan and add meat. Mix well and serve.
Keyword easyrecipes, groundbeef, weeknightmeals
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