Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / 30 Comments

Grandma's Old - Fashioned Ghoulash...

Oh My Goodness do I miss my grandma's ghoulash.

It is so....good.

Have you ever had ghoulash? Did your mom or grandma make it?

If you have or haven't you have to try this one. 

It's a favorite.

What you will need

2 lbs. Hamburger Meat
1 White Onion
1 Green Pepper
2  Small cans Tomato Sauce
Tony Cacheres Cajun Seasoning
1 Can Chopped Tomatoes
White Pepper
Minced Onions
Organic Garlic Powder
1 Bay Leaf
1 cube Beef Broth
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 pkg. Noodles. (This can be elbow macaroni, egg noodles or Penne Pasta Whatever you have on hand)

 It's so easy to make and full of flavor.

In a large pan put your Olive Oil, Ground Beef and Onions and cook it to where it's almost done.

Add your salt, pepper, paprika and all of your other seasonings.

It should be smelling super yummy now.

Get out a measuring cup and warm up 2 cups of water and 1 Beef Bouillion cube in the microwave.

You need the cube to dissolve.

Add your green pepper to the beef mixture and let it cook.

Now add your tomatoes, tomato sauce and the broth mixture to the pan and turn down the heat to medium.

Isn't it pretty? 

I love for my food to be colorful.

Now boil a pot of hot water for your noodles. If you don't have Penne noodles....you can use elbow macaroni or whatever you have on hand.

Cook the noodles thoroughly and drain them.

Add the noodles to your beef mixture and stir it around making sure the noodles are thoroughly coated.

Now all you need to do is sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese. Don't be shy layer it on.

The more the better.

Stir it around some more and voila...you have grandma's ghoulash.

Now both grandma and mom were known to have used all types of noodles, all types of meat (especially sausage) and all types of leftover veggies in the mix.

That's why it's called ghoulash.

It's a yummy mix of stuff (mainly leftovers or whatever you have on hand)


Try it and let me know what you think.

*** We have also been known to add cubes of Velveeta cheese to it when we have some in the fridge for an extra kick.***

Chow Down,


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  1. I'd say grandma knows her stuff -- that looks just delicious! And perfect for this time of year!

    Thanks for stopping by Marmelade Gypsy! Nice to see you!

  2. Oh yum! This looks just like something I would very much enjoy.

  3. Well, that looks so yummy Valerie! I have been eating goulash for a long time but have not tried it this way, but I will! Thanks for sharing the recipe ☺

  4. Oh yeah baby! I don't think either one of us are going to be losing weight any time soon ;).


  5. Oh boy does that remind me of my mom. She made goulash alot (when you think about it, what a funny name!) and probably because she could add a little of this and a little of that. I always loved it but haven't made it for at least 20 years, when my boys were little. May have to try it again!

  6. Yummy! I need to make this. It looks like my kids would eat everything that's in it. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Hi Valerie, my family will love this, your grams recipes are the best! Thanks for sharing Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  8. Valerie this looks delicious a good hearty meal for those cold nights. I can't remember the last time I had Ghoulash, must have been way too long ago.

    Lennae xxx

  9. Ghoulash sounds like a better version of Hamburger Helper! I've never had it before, but I would totally dig into that stuff!

  10. This looks like a recipe my family would love. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Thank you for the recipe. I grew up eating ghoulash. I think I have actually only made it once for my family.

  12. Wow. I make a dish very similar to this but never knew it was in "ghoulash" family. You learn something new everyday!

  13. Sound so good. Great recipe. Seems pretty easy to make. Your grandmother seems to have put lots of love into the things she cooked for you. Sounds like a great dish.

  14. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Sounds and looks delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  15. OMG that looks delicious! I love pasta !

  16. I had never had ghoulish growing up, but my mother-in-law has a recipe that she makes for get together that I love. That being said, I want to try your version to see how much the cajun seasoning changes it. Having lived in Louisiana so long, I love flavors like that!

  17. I made something very similar to this earlier this week. I couldn't believe my picky hubby liked it. Can't wait to make and try your delicious recipe. Thanks!

  18. I think my Aunt used to make goulash when I was little. I've not had it since but these photos look delicious!!

  19. So fun - I haven't heard anybody talk about ghoulash since I was little - my Step Father would make it, very similar to this! I thought he'd just made it up!!

  20. I loved Ghoulash night at my parents! I need to make this for my kids, I dont think they have ever had it. Pasta nights are happy nights in our house!

  21. Ghoulash was a childhood favorite of mine. I haven't had it in years, but I'm definitely gong to try this recipe soon.

  22. Oh i love the ghoulash, my Momma always cook this whenever I visit her. She's excellent and Queen of our kitchen :)

  23. I have never had goulash before but it sounds like a great meal! I always love making comfort foods! This would be such a hit at my house!

  24. Grandma knows best. That looks so good! My husband will love this.

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  26. I never made or had ghoulash but it sounds similar to a recipe that I make. Comfort food is the best during the holidays and this one sounds perfect! Sound alike your grandma put lots of love in her ghoulash.

  27. Ah, yes...Goulash! In my home it was always called King's Surprise growing up. My maiden name is King, and there was a "surprise" ingredient (Chili Sauce) that most people didn't add to their goulash. So good! There was never a written recipe and both of my parents are gone now, so I have to try to make it from my limited memory. Thanks for the reminder! :)

  28. The name is not my favourite. Buts it's a great comfort food.Your Grandma's recipe sounds delicious.

  29. I've surprisingly never had ghoulash! The mix of ingredients looks delicious!

  30. I've only had goulash once. This looks very tasty.


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