2 lbs ground beef

2 cups raw elbow macaroni

8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups water

1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes (with juice)

1 can (29 oz) tomato sauce

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp sugar

Salt and pepper, to taste


Brown the ground beef in a large pot, draining excess fat.

Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook until vegetables soften (~5 minutes).

Stir in water, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.

Add Italian seasoning, paprika, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Add crushed red pepper flakes for heat, if desired.

Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes for flavors to meld.

Add uncooked macaroni, simmering until tender (10-15 minutes).

Adjust seasoning as needed before serving.

Enjoy this hearty, comforting One Pot Goulash, a perfect meal for gatherings and sure to become a cherished dish in your culinary repertoire!