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Stovetop Goulash

I created this recipe after trying goulash at a local restaurant. The blend of spices gives it fabulous flavor, and it’s so easy to make on a weeknight! —Karen Schelert, Portland, Oregon
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, heat potatoes according to package directions. Serve with goulash.
Nutrition 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.

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  • SColson132
    Aug 31, 2020

    Excellent, excellent recipe! Did leave off the cinnamon, however!

  • Carol
    Apr 14, 2020

    Definitely a keeper...if my picky husband asked for a 2nd helping! Very tasty!

  • lpsweet
    Mar 30, 2020

    It doesn't say Hungarian goulash it says stovetop goulash. Goulash means soul of meat and vegetable s with spices. It was eaten by Hungary's herdsman. It wasn't til later that vegetables and paprika were added to a basic meat stew. But again this doesn't say it's a Hungarian goulash. So don't compare it to that. This is just this person's version of a meat stew. And it's made in the stovetop with on hand ingredients to make it easy. That's all! Just enjoy and tweek as you like. If you want authentic Hungarian goulash look up that recipe! Geez!

  • B
    Jun 12, 2019

    I made this (twice now) and it was pretty tasty. I did add a little chili sauce (from a jar) and some white pepper to give it a little more kick, but over all it’s easy to make, very filling and even better leftover! I think I’m going to try and serve it over noodles next time too.

  • ddyoungdd
    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
    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
    Oct 29, 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. ;-DP.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
    Oct 28, 2015

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

  • Dougie55
    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
    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!