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Easy Goulash Soup

Sometimes the simplest things are the things that make you happiest. That's what this yummy recipe is all about. It is a take on my mom's Goulash, but Daddy liked everything thick enough to hold a spoon upright. At our house, we like soup...

(Ingredients list at the end)

In a heavy-bottom 4-quart pot or pan, melt 1/3 a cube of butter. Chop up half an onion and a bell pepper and saute in the butter. Add 1/2 lb. of ground beef and sprinkle with salt and pepper, stir until beef is browned. While that is cooking, bring a pot of water and 2 tsp. of salt to a boil. Add 2 cups of large shell macaroni (or any other you prefer), turn heat down so it won't boil over and let it burble on the back burner. Add a can of diced tomatoes and a can of water to the ground beef. bring to a boil. The shells will still barely be cooked. Scoop them into the beef mixture, adding at least half the water and bring the soup to a simmer. Cook for at least 15 minutes, adding pasta water as needed, until the pasta is cooked to your liking. We like this with cottage cheese (don't knock it until you've tried it!). Mama (being German) likes it with sour cream, too.


1/2 onion 2 cups large shell macaroni

1 bell pepper 2 + tsp. salt (to taste)

1 can diced tomatoes 1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 lb. ground beef 6 cups water (aprox)

1/3 cube butter

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Tiffany Begley
Tiffany Begley

I just added all these ingredients to my list to try this recipe!

Tiffany Begley
Tiffany Begley

Just made this- soooo delicious!

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