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Stovetop Goulash Recipe

Stovetop Goulash Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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

Reviews for Stovetop Goulash

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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! :)"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

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

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."

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!"

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."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015 Edited Jan. 10, 2015

"Very easy and with a family pleasing taste. Just because something doesn't meet a person's 'own' definition doesn't mean it's not good. My family made something similar to this and called it American Chop Suey! Who cares what it's called as long as it's good!!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Please don't condemn a recipe because it doesn't suit your vocabulary and definition. The rating of a recipe should be based on taste, texture, enjoyment by family, etc., not just your definition. Many people see goulash as many ingredients thrown together, rather than an ethnic dish with particular ingredients, spices, etc."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Didn't resemble goulash in any way. Will not make again. Sticking to my recipe of beef cubes, onions and paprika. Sorry"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"Delicious and easy weeknight dinner!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"My family liked it and it's a good way to get veggies into a toddler. I left out the cinnamon."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2013

"This was easy to toss together. The flavor was on the sweet side due to the Cinnamon, but I really enjoyed it as did my children. I served it to them over Tator Tots."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"This was OK. I wanted to like it, but I will probably not make this again."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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