Hamburger Goulash The Southern Lady Cooks

This  Easy Hamburger Goulash is comfort food prepared in a skillet! This one-dish meal served with a salad and garlic bread is one your family will love. It takes no time to prepare and is wonderful for a weeknight dinner. If you happen to have leftovers, they reheat great.  This is a recipe you will want to save.  You might also like our recipe for andouille sausage skillet meal.

Ingredients needed for Easy Hamburger Goulash:

Ground beef


Canned tomato soup

Canned diced tomatoes


Minced garlic


Apple cider vinegar




Parsley flakes

Italian seasoning or Oregano

Worcestershire sauce

Elbow macaroni

Note:  Could sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top before serving. You can also serve with a dollop of sour cream. I’ve made this dish with ground turkey and it’s just as good.

Recipe Feedback: “Made this for Sunday Dinner everyone liked it. Was awesome!”-Rose

“I made this today it was delicious. Thanks so much for your great recipes.”-Sharon

Hamburger Goulash The Southern Lady Cooks
hamburger goulash the southern lady cooks

Hamburger Goulash

The Southern Lady Cooks
This quick and easy skillet meal will save you time in the kitchen. Your family will love the flavors of this easy dish!
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 10 oz. can tomato soup
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or could use oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni pasta


  • Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet until beef is browned.  Drain off grease from hamburger.
  • Add soup, tomatoes and all other ingredients except pasta.
  • Cook until mixture starts to boil.  Add pasta and simmer until it is tender, about 12 minutes.  Makes 6 to 8 servings
Keyword easy dinner, goulash, hamburger goulash
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  1. Such an easy and tasty recipe. I love recipes that take 30 minutes start to finish. I didn’t add any sugar because tomato soup is sweet on its own. It was perfect for our taste buds. I cut this recipe in half because it is only my husband and myself. Cut in half, the recipe makes 4 good size servings. We served this with salad and corn bread. Thanks for sharing.4 stars

  2. Karen Knowles says:

    Love your goulash recipe!

  3. Very similar to a dish my mom made us as kids. I haven’t thought of this for years. She added beans – no doubt to inexpensively stretch her family food budget. Thanks for the memory refresher.

  4. Does the elbow macaroni go in uncooked? Thanks in advance.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, it goes into the dish uncooked. Thanks!

  5. Sharon Adams says:

    I made this today it was delicious. Thanks so much for your great receipes.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You’re so welcome Sharon. I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. We love this one too!

  6. on this recipe could I cook in crockpot with pasta uncooked?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I think it would work Teresa but I have not tried it in the crockpot.

      1. What brand of tomatoes did you use? Those look much chunkier than any canned diced tomatoes I’ve bought. Looks yummy!5 stars

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        I usually use Hunts diced tomatoes, Leanne.

  7. I always thought goulash was the same thing as spaghetti & you just used different noodles.. lol.. Anyway I am making this recipe for dinner tonight I might add a lil taco seasoning & other stuff to give it a mexican flare .. just to try something different.. and then again I might leave it the way it is.. I guess I will find out when I get into the kitchen and see what I have in there to work with. I just want to say I love all of your recipes and every time I am looking for a recipe I come strait to your website… I might of told you this before.. lol Thank you so much for sharing all of your tasty recipes!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you Christine. Happy to have you on the site.

  8. I will try this, but I think I will use Elbow Macaroni instead. I make a soup that has been called Goulash in the family. But we add some vegetables, it’s been made in the family for years, but will try this because it looks so good and simple. Thank you

  9. rose prestegard says:

    Made this for Sunday Dinner everyone liked it. Was awsome5 stars

  10. it was pretty good BUT ALWAYS add peperoni’s to any goulosh recipe!! it gives it the best flavor mix, my kids wont eat it without them!! yum!

  11. Helen Baker says:

    tried this recipe and loved it, used Dreamfield noodles with it and was an awesome dish. My family love casseroles and this was so simple. Will use it again and try adding some vegetables to it, to make a twist on the recipe. I am always trying new things. Thanks! We love Goulash, Speghettli bakes and Potato dishes. Your recipes have made the same dishes come to life.5 stars

  12. My mother-in-law makes this but uses cubed cooked ham instead of hamburger. Everything else is about the same. I think I’d like hamburger better. Thanks, love your site.

  13. This turned out really good and was super easy. The only thing I’ll change is the amount of sugar. Was a tad too sweet for what our family is use to.5 stars

  14. I make this and put in casserole dish and top with mozzarella cheese, bake in 350 oven till cheese is melted and browned… We call it Cavatini

  15. I love hamburger casserole dishes and this one’s getting added to my list! YUM. Found you over at the Recipe Round Up.