Old-fashioned from my grandmother goulash recipe (we also called him interchangeably Johnny Marzetti, but he is also known as American goulash or American Chop Suey) was one of the signature dishes of my childhood.
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There's just something so warm and comforting in a large bowl of grandma's old-fashioned goulash with melted cheddar cheese on top. Honestly, I could eat it everyday and never get tired of it!
Old-fashioned goulash recipe
Unfortunately, I don't have my grandmother's old-fashioned goulash recipe and she sadly passed away a few years ago. I miss my boy, my grandmother!
I had to do some experimentation in the kitchen to taste the recipe as I remember when I was a kid.
It's all about finding the right combination of red sauce, spices, pasta and ground beef to make the perfect goulash. Fortunately, this dish is fairly forgiving and leaves you plenty of room to modify the recipe to your personal preferences.
It's easy goulash recipe is also a big hit with children. My son and daughter are just as excited about having this goulash for dinner as my brother and I were on the days my grandmother made it.