Nana’s Hungarian Goulash

Serves: 4-6

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My Nana moved in with us when I was young. She used to make this dish. I could always tell we were having it for dinner or she was making it for her card club by the amazing smells it created in the house.


¼ lb of bacon
1 lb ground beef
½ cup rice
½ cup elbow noodles
1 can tomato soup
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green peppers


Serves 4 to 6
Prep time 30-40 minutes
Bake time 30-40 minutes at 350 Degrees

Cook rice (cook according to directions)
Cook noodles (cook according to directions)
While they are cooking, brown bacon and break into fine bits
Sauté onions, peppers, and celery in bacon drippings
Once veggies are cooked soft, add ground beef and sauté until browned
Add cooked rice, noodles, and remaining ingredients into a casserole dish (reserve pasta water to add to casserole if too dry once mixed
Mix in a can of tomato soup and bake covered for 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees. (Lid can be removed during last 15 minutes if a browned top is desired.
Serve hot with Kaiser rolls and butter


Top with sour cream and shredded cheddar.


Nana's Hungarian Goulash
Nana’s Hungarian Goulash


Photo credit: https://www.finedininglovers.com/stories/hungarian-beef-goulash-recipe/

Lisa P. Buckner

I am an active senior. I have Swedish and English heritage, originally from Connecticut but now a true Floridian.  I have 6 children, a combination of yours, mine and ours. Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren galore. Still in the construction industry for over 30 years. Not slowing down but changing direction.

This recipe was featured in Aging Tree Illustrated published March 31, 2018

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