Nanny's Goulash

Nanny's Goulash


"This is my grandmother's recipe she invented back when times were tight. You can add more mushrooms and yellow squash to it. Serve over rice or egg noodles."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 273 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 273 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 16 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 448 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Remove beef with a slotted spoon and discard fat.
  2. Return skillet to stove, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in mushrooms, green and red peppers, squash, onion, paprika, basil, garlic salt, and pepper; cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in beef and tomatoes; simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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I got chill bumps when I saw this recipe. My mother, who is no longer living and referred to as "Nana" by her grandchildren, had a special recipe for goulash. Hers was similar, but better, I think. She used the ground beef, onion and green pepper, sauteed together. In a separate pan, she fixed a "boxed" macaroni and cheese mix. After the meat was browned, she drained it and added the mac-n-chz with a can of tomatoes and a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic salt or any other similar spice you want. Hers was a one dish meal, served with a tossed salad and crusty bread. SO good! And easy to warm up leftovers - if you have any!


This was Awesome. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. I used 2 zukes, 1 red pepper, spicy paprika, garlic powder and garlic salt and 1 tbs. of sugar to cut down on the acid. I boiled a brown rice Boil n Bag and added it to the sauce, extended the cooking by time by 15 minutes. It turned out fantastic. The leftovers were even better!


I substituted sweet onion for red, and yellow pepper instead of mushrooms. Kept everything else the same. Served it mixed with elbow macaroni, but the 16 oz box was a bit too much. Probably go with 8 or 12 oz. next time, but this time it was still fine, just a tad noodle heavy. Still, this is very good and I love all the veggie goodness. My 13 month old loved it, especially the zucchini.