3 small round white dishes of prepared goulash with one in front and two behind with a white and grey towel on a wooden surface


Goulash, eaten at the Yule Ball, has many varieties. This recipe is hearty comfort-food at it's best made in only one pot for easy cleanup.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword ground beef, Harry Potter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 554kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 30 oz diced tomatoes undrained
  • 30 oz tomato sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 16 oz elbow macaroni uncooked


  • In a large stockpot or Dutch oven brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked through
  • Drain any excess grease and add the onion and garlic
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the onion is soft and garlic is fragrant
  • Add all other ingredients and mix well
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low
  • Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until macaroni is cooked
  • Remove from the heat and serve immediately
  • Garnish with a dollop of sour cream or mozzarella cheese if desired


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1275mg | Potassium: 1050mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 19.2mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 5.5mg