American Goulash is a Family Favorite, ONE DISH meal that is perfect any time of year! My family has been making this recipe for 3 generations!


This has been a family favorite for decades. It was one of my all time favorite meals that my mom made when I was a kid. She got the recipe from her mom. I make it for my family. It’s totally a family thang!  And, it’s one of my all time best, “go to recipes for comfort food “. It’s easy and delicious cooking!

American Goulash is truly an American classic and goes by many names in every region of this country   It’s known as American Chop Suey, Traveling Man’s Hash, Beef and Mac, Slum Gumption, and Kentucky Burgoo. Some people add a can of corn, celery, green bell pepper , a different type of cheese, or even, no cheese at all. Hhhmmmm…..

For my family, the following recipe is almost sacred. If I added corn, bell pepper or frankly, anything other than what’s listed below, my family would absolutely FREAK!!! So, I, obviously, respect my grandma’s wisdom and recipe with grace, and never, I mean ever, stray from the recipe she so lovingly made and handed down! Thanks Grammy:)


If you’re looking for a pasta recipe or beef recipe this is it! Or, if you’re like me, and buy your ground beef at Costco, you need lots of good hamburger recipes! This Goulash just may become your go-to recipe. You can always substitute the beef with ground turkey if you want to add to your healthy dinner repertoire.