Goulash ~ an Old Stand-by in a New (Old) Dish

19 Nov
Cheesy Baked Goulash

Cheesy Baked Goulash in Vintage Enamel-Ware

This is not a new recipe but it gave me a chance to use one of my new (old) casserole dishes I picked up at a garage sale a few months ago. It is vintage enamel-ware from the 1980s made by Lincoware, in the Lauria design. It came in a nesting set of three for only $1 each. How cool is that?

Some nights just call for your stand-by comfort casserole, and last night was no exception. This is one of my daughter’s favorite meals I make, and she actually happened to be home for a Friday night, of all things. I had a half-pound of ground beef left in the freezer needing used up, so halved the recipe and in doing so the vintage casserole dish became a perfect vessel for cooking the smaller portion.

However, I do have a new recipe I’m working on using the sous-vide technique, and will take a whopping 24-hours to cook! And no, I’ll not be slaving over it that entire time, I’ll be off doing my usual housework and PT exercises (and sleeping for a portion of that) while the cooking device does the work for me!

I’m also copying the goulash recipe below for any newcomers hesitant to click on a linky to get it. This takes less than an hour to make, which is always a winner in my book! Enjoy!

Cheesy Baked Goulash

Cheesy Baked Goulash

Cheesy Baked Goulash

1 pound ground beef
2/3 cup chopped onion
Ground black pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup dry elbow macaroni pasta
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce (or 2 8-0unce cans)
1 jar homemade canned tomatoes diced, or 1 can low-sodium diced
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set a pot of water on to boil for the pasta.In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the burger and chopped onions, then grind a bunch of black pepper over it. Cook until beef is browned and onions are translucent. In the last minute or so, add the minced garlic. Drain any grease, if needed.

When the water is boiling for the pasta, add the macaroni and cook until just before al dente, then drain and set aside. It will cook more in the oven. Meanwhile, add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and herbs to the ground beef and stir to incorporate.

Next add the cheddar and mix until cheese is melted. Stir in the cooked macaroni until combined. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish sprayed with oil. Top with the Mozzarella cheese and bake for 30 minutes. Let rest about 5 minutes, then serve with buttered bread, and a salad if you want.

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67 Responses to “Goulash ~ an Old Stand-by in a New (Old) Dish”

  1. Sadie's Nest November 19, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    KR this looks just like what I need today!

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  2. Teagan Geneviene November 19, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    Yum! It’s been such a long time since I’ve had goulash and this looks to die for! The weather here is supposed to turn icky tomorrow. This goulash would be just the thing. Mega hugs my friend.

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  3. Jodi November 19, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    Yummy – and anxious to hear about the 24 hour creation πŸ™‚

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  4. Sam Fleming November 19, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    Sounds absolutely divine!

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  5. D. Wallace Peach November 19, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    I didn’t know that was goulash. We ate something similar as kids rather frequently, but I can’t remember what my mother called it. This is a recipe I can tackle, Kathryn. I’ll let you know how it goes!

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  6. Book Club Mom November 19, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    Looks so good. Perfect for a fall dinner. Save a place for me!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser November 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    Quick and easy my kind of dish KR!!! Yum-o xoxo ccc

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  8. Gerlinde November 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    It’s windy and rainy here and your cheesy goulash would warm my old bones.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. fromthefamilytable November 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    Goulash always brings back good childhood memories. Thx.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso November 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    Perfect comfort food for the season. πŸ™‚

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  11. Garfield Hug November 19, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Absolutely comfort food for me! Lovely share and I too bought those enveloping pots I call them. Handy to hold left overs in the fridge is how I use them 😊

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    • anotherfoodieblogger November 19, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

      Oh wonderful, that’s great and thank you! I have never heard them called that. Are you from the UK?

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      • Garfield Hug November 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

        I am from Singapore. But we are heavily influenced by UK as we were previously under British Crown Colony till our independence in 1965.

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  12. FrugalHausfrau November 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    There’s nothing like a classic old recipe, especially when you’ve add such great spices and cheesy goodness! Especially on a week when you’re making a lot of stuff for a holiday! Great post and I’m trying your goulash next time I make it! πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger November 19, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks Mollie! I tend to make this at least once a month when I just don’t feel like fussing with cooking too much. So easy, too!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Freda @ Aromatic essence November 19, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    That looks very comforting and yum!! Wow! you get an awesome deal on the vintage casserole, I love those kinda deals πŸ˜€

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Sheryl November 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm #

    This goulash looks lovely.There are so many different types of goulash.The recipe I usually make calls for chili powder, but no cheese.

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger November 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      I had a friend say theirs always has paprika in it! It could very well be regional, or just whatever your mom made, which is my version.


  15. Conor Bofin November 20, 2016 at 2:06 am #

    I need to see under the crust. It looks delicious!

    Liked by 2 people

  16. cookingwithauntjuju.com November 20, 2016 at 4:15 am #

    I have a few of these kind of recipes for when I don’t feel like being creative and want something simple. Looks good!

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger November 20, 2016 at 10:02 am #

      Thank you Judy! So is it Judi or Judy? I like to address people with the proper spelling. πŸ™‚

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      • cookingwithauntjuju.com November 20, 2016 at 10:09 am #

        It’s Judith, but I chose to write my name “Judi”; easier making an “i” than a “y”. I don’t get funny about my name – even juju or “hey you” is okay πŸ™‚

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      • anotherfoodieblogger November 20, 2016 at 10:13 am #

        LOL Judi. I’m sure I’ll not yell “hey you” in the future. Thank you. πŸ™‚

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  17. PantryPortfolio November 20, 2016 at 7:06 am #

    Oh wow! We used to have goulash as a kid all the time. Haven’t thought about it in a while. Thanks for the smile. Also, love the yard sale find!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger November 20, 2016 at 10:03 am #

      It’s amazing the memories that come back with the thought of certain foods! Thank you!


  18. Sumith Babu November 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Perfect for this season!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Lynz Real Cooking November 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Wow wonderful! xxx

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  20. Karina Pinella November 20, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    This sounds really tasty. I must try it!

    Liked by 2 people

  21. patrick @alldayieat.com November 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

    Sounds delicious!!

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  22. StefanGourmet November 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    Looking forward to the sous-vide recipe.
    Sorry for being a purist, but goulash is made from chunks of meat and must have paprika. That doesn’t mean of course that your dish isn’t very tasty. I love the cheese!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger November 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

      It’s how my momma made it, and she was raised in Texas so it most certainly isn’t genuine goulash, but it’s what she called it. Yes, the cheese makes the dish, thank you!

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  23. Michelle Williams November 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    I completely agree, some nights just call for a standby classic. This looks amazing. I love a good, cheesy goulash!

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Lana_SHON November 22, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    Great post! I love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. blondieaka November 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    Reblogged this on Retired? No one told me! and commented:
    Ohhhh anything with cheese and I hooked. Enjoy! Well chillis too but this doesn’t have chillies..mmmmm well it could when I make it πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger November 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

      Thanks for the reblog! Of course you can add chiles! Yumm! I love spicy.

      Liked by 1 person

      • blondieaka November 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm #

        You are welcome ..So do I.and I …i struggle to eat anything without chilli now I eat so many…

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  26. stevetanham November 23, 2016 at 12:05 am #

    Perfect! I was looking for a dish to add to my limited winter cooking recipes and this will do nicely! Thank you.

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  27. ChgoJohn December 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    I just don’t get it, Katheryn. I go to garage sales frequently, looking for a dinner plate or 2 for use on my blog. I NEVER find anything. Nothing! Yet, friends, family, and blogging buddies report great findings all of the time. Invariably, I go to a charity shop, buy a couple plates and donate my last purchases. πŸ™‚
    It’s been ages since I last prepared goulash, the recipe long lost/forgotten. Good! I love the idea of your cheesy version and look forward to giving it a try. Thanks.

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  28. Mary December 5, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    I love goulash – it is perfect for the colder months ahead! Nothing like a warm bowl of food to nourish the soul!

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Cooking For The Time Challenged December 26, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    Certifiably awesome. I love the bowl too.

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