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hamburger-goulash-recipeHow to Make Hamburger Goulash

We know that variations on the theme of hamburger goulash have been around for over a century. And given that the dish is so open to creativity and mutation, we'd bet it's been around for more like two or three. It's easy to imagine peasant folk, and Kings and noblemen alike, indulging in the decadence of this highly mutable meal. Making it a royal treat to the taste buds!

Since then the varieties of Hamburger goulash expanded and this quick dish rapidly gain momentum in the late 1960's, which lead the way for a number of different types of hamburger goulash recipes. Actually, "Hamburger Helper", is one of the most widely commercialized quick food choices this generation is merely a boxed version of homemade hamburger goulash. But nothing beats freshly prepared hamburger goulash from scratch!

Today Hamburger goulash recipes make for the best quick and easy meals for families on the go. And whats makes this meal choice most appealing is the fact that this century old dish continues in popularity among husbands and kids. Goulash recipes on the other hand only sound exotically complicated to concoct, but the truth is hamburger goulash uses basic ingredients and only takes up to ½ hour to prepare. Try some of these popular hamburger goulash recipes and leave the boxed versions at the store. We'll show you how!

How to Make Traditional Hamburger Goulash

Let's start off with reviewing the basic goulash ingredients. Then we'll begin with the easiest and quickest version of Old Fashioned goulash. If you have one or two pounds of your choice in ground meats (beef, turkey or chicken) in the freezer and pasta in the pantry then you're ready to make traditional hamburger goulash any time you like.

Old Fashioned Hamburger Goulash

  • Basic ingredients
  • 1 can of tomato soup
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • Boil the macaroni for no more than 10 minutes. Be sure to not over cook the macaroni to avoid pasty soft pasta.
  • Next, and while the macaroni is cooking; brown the ground meat in a separate skillet on medium heat.
  • Add basic seasoning to the meat such as; salt, pepper, seasoning salt, bell peppers and onions.
  • Once the macaroni done be sure to drain and rinse. Also make sure to drain the fat from the meat.
  • Combine all the ingredients in one skillet, reduce the heat to low, cover and allow it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Cheese burger goulash requires a simple replacement of the tomato soup with chopped tomatoes. Then add a ¼ cup of milk with graded American cheese, served with a green salad and corn muffins on the side and you've got yourself a healthy cheese burger meal in only 35 minutes.

Western Style Hamburger goulash is also quite simple to create. Simply include cubed cut potatoes and black beans; add chili flavoring and cheese, with tomato soup and halve tomatoes. Throw in 3 chopped mushrooms and a pinch of oregano. If you like your goulash spicy as most people do, simply add in a 1 roasted red bell peppers chopped, cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red chili pepper for Tex-Mex Hamburger Goulash.

Pork Hungarian Goulash Recipe

Authentic Pork Hungarian Goulash is both traditional and quite tasty. Although this recipe requires more time to prepare than American goulash recipes, the best part is you can prepare your favorite goulash dish using a Crock Pot or slow cooker. Talk about convenient!


  • 3 pounds of boneless pork cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Large elbow macaroni
  • ½ teaspoon of olive oil
  • Two slices of bacon plus the grease
  • 4 onions sliced thin
  • 2 garlic cloves minced.
  • 2 tablespoons of Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • Flour
  • 2 cups of pork broth
  • ½ cup of sour cream.


Now, cook the bacon until crispy, remove from skillet but leave the grease. Sauté' the onions, paprika and garlic but do not brown. Add in the cubed cut pork, vinegar and caraway seeds. Transfer your mixture to a slow cooker. Combine all the ingredients with the exception of the pasta, flour, bacon and sour cream. Set the slow cooker on med and cover. Stir frequently and test the pork for tenderness. Once the meat is tender, add in the pasta, bacon and sour cream. Let cook on low until the pasta is done. The goulash sauce should be thick and clinging to the rest of the ingredients. If it seems too juicy simply allow to simmer under watchful eye with the cover off to reduce.
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