Stovetop Goulash Recipe
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Stovetop Goulash Recipe

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I created this recipe after trying goulash at a local restaurant. The blend of spices gives it great flavor, and it’s so easy on a weeknight! —Karen Schelert, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (24 ounces) refrigerated mashed potatoes

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups goulash with 1 cup potatoes: 605 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 1425mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. Cook beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add mixed vegetables, soup, water, onion, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, heat potatoes according to package directions. Serve with goulash. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stovetop Goulash in Simple & Delicious April/May 2013, p25

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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ddyoungdd User ID: 2915124 253942
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"years ago I got bored with a favorite family dish of macaroni, hamb, onions and canned tomatoes and came up with a similar dish with the tomato soup. this dish is open to almost any change. add any veggies, spices or whatever. you can do spicy or Italian. this recipe is the base for you to be creative and have a great meal in a short time. try it with cooked macaroni mixed in at the begining"

wunsagin User ID: 791731 253499
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"We did not care for the sweetness the tomato soup gave it. I also added a bit of cornstarch to thicken it up a bit. It makes a lot and was better the second day but I will probably not make again."

kalmanizer User ID: 6359646 235894
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015 Edited Oct. 30, 2015

"They say the way to a man's heart is via their stomach. So true! I was in love with my wife as a person before, during and after this recipe she made exclusively for my grouchy stomach. After the meal, I also fell in love with her as a chef all over again. ;-D

P.S. I did end up adding a couple of spicy spices to the dish. I prefer my food with lots of heat.
Thank you for sharing this recipe! :)"

angmclanc User ID: 3282588 235783
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"I tried this last night. The cinnamon gives it such a unique flavor. Will definitely make again."

Dougie55 User ID: 8327261 235759
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"I don't get why people get so upset about what recipe donors call their recipes. It does not matter if it called a goulash or whatever,it is up to them what they want to call it. I just think it is a great recipe no matter what it is called."

carolsusan User ID: 5284646 234973
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"easy to make at the last minute....awesome taste!! Loved it!! Passed this on to many friends! Would be good served over noodles too!"

CowpokeBob User ID: 6210496 223369
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"This is quick to put together and really flavorful. We thought the cinnamon added a nice touch. Served it over rice and everyone enjoyed it."

treacher User ID: 8163541 219163
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"I thought this was pretty good,my family enjoyed it. I love one pot meals. I was reading other reviews and one said it shouldn't be called hungarian goulash,it's not, it's called stovetop goulash."

pprincess User ID: 3751576 217645
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Good recipe, quick and easy. In the future, will omit cinnamon and use 1 can of soup and 1 can of tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 217373
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"I made this for dinner tonight. I ran out of tomato soup so I had to substitute with one 8 oz can tomato sauce and 1 can of tomato paste and a tb of brown sugar. It was okay we placed it over egg noodles but it would be good on a bun."

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