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Hamburger Goulash

Goulash over mashed potatoes was my birthday meal of choice when I was growing up. Now I make my mother's tangy recipe for my family, and they like it, too. —Jennifer Willingham, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 cups

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked noodles or mashed potatoes

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the water, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, sugar, salt, mustard and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and cold water until smooth; stir into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with noodles or potatoes.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 cups: 431 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 896mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • LeslieH
    May 1, 2018

    Very tasty and quick to make

  • nesting in Illinois
    Sep 7, 2016

    I've been making this for years. My husband would live on this if I would let him.

  • lamonli
    May 5, 2016

    This was alittle sweet but very good and the family ate every bite

  • psalmofpraise
    Nov 1, 2013

    Useful alternative to Hamburger Helper. Nice consistency; definitely try over potatoes. More than doubled the garlic powder, but could use a bit more zest. Overall makes a good weeknight meal for our family from convenient ingredients. Would make it again.

  • hlillis
    Apr 28, 2013

    This dish was good. My husband and 8 yr old really liked it. I didn't change anything in the recipe. May add veggies to it the next time I make it.

  • Srmason83
    Feb 17, 2013

    No comment left

  • patline
    Dec 17, 2012

    No comment left

  • DMath47
    Nov 13, 2012

    after seeing the reviews I made my own changes and added 1 large green pepper, 1 large onion, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 3 small bulbs of fresh garlic...next time I will add some peas and maybe some carrots... my husband and my two sons all ate 2 plates... all gone

  • Babbi-Dan
    Jul 18, 2012

    This seemed to be missing something. The picture shows some green specks. I am thinking they might be green pepper. It would be much better with some green pepper added. I do plan to make it one more time, adding some green pepper, then decide if I want to keep it or not. I served it over mashed potatoes, which worked well.

  • volgawv
    Nov 3, 2011

    This is not worth the effort. Bland and tasteless. I was able to salvage it with a can of chili beans, some taco seasoning and a little bit of salsa.