Ont Pot American Goulash Recipe

Just like Grandma used to make, some call this dish American chop suey, but in my neighborhood, there is nothing better than a good old-fashioned one pot American Goulash recipe. Perfect for slow-simmering on a lazy afternoon, this dinner features simple ingredients that come together quickly and in a single pot, making for easy prep and cleanup. Full of pantry staples and fresh vegetables, this American-style goulash is hearty, flavorful, and comfort food to enjoy all year long.
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword american goulash recipe, goulash recipe, grandma's goulash, how to make american goulash, how to make goulash, old fashioned goulash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 167kcal
Author Karly


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup sweet yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 cup carrot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons golden italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni uncooked


  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until browned, about 6 minutes. Add the onion, bell pepper, and carrot, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients, except the macaroni, and stir gently to combine. Cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the macaroni, cover once more, and let simmer for another additional 20 minutes, or until the macaroni is tender. Remove from heat, uncover, and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!