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This is the American version of Goulash, which is quite different from the Hungarian version (…more like a stew).

And it is COMFORT FOOD at it’s best, AND the best leftovers EVER!

And best of all…it’s SO EASY!

I like to use ground turkey, but any ground meat will do.

Brown the meat with onions, peppers and garlic.

Pour in tomato sauce and beef broth…

…then add Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.

Add in elbow macaroni and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add cheese and there it is!

Serve with crusty bread and a salad and you have a hearty, delicious meal.


Here are some other fabulous family dinners:

Italian Delight

Chili Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Santa Fe Chicken Hot Dish

Cabbage and Rice Casserole

Homestead Casserole



Warm and cozy pasta seasoned to perfection in a delicious sauce and with cheese added in. Fabulous comfort food. @mostdeliciouslife.com
Course dinner, Lunch
Servings 8


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1½-2 pounds ground turkey ***can use beef, chicken or lamb
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 15 oz petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 tsp seasoning salt
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated


  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot or Dutch oven. Add ground turkey. Break up with spoon and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chopped onion and green pepper. Saute over medium-high heat until veggies are softened and meat is no longer pink, 3-4 minutes.
    Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
    Stir in uncooked elbow macaroni. Turn to high and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir in the cheese. Serve with crusty bread.
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