Italian Style Goulash

Friday, April 9, 2021
This is an easy and very hearty Italian Style Goulash made easy with fresh plum tomatoes, beans, pasta, and peppers.


The Traditional American Goulash has many other spices including paprika in it, no beans, and a classic dish using elbow macaroni.


Our Italian Style Goulash is seasoned with fennel and fresh herbs with lean ground beef.


It's a hearty stew-like soup perfect for a chilly evening we called stoup because it was filling and so chunky.


Mom and grandma knew how to stretch a meal on a budget and in our Italian family, this was one of our favorite meals.


Any kind of pasta you like but mom and grandma used either ditalini or small shells sometimes.


If you like goulash and economical meals you may also like to try Grandma's Escarole and Beans recipe, it another family favorite.


Scroll down to get this delicious recipe Grandma use to make back in the 1960s.





this is ground beef fried mixed with pasta, tomato sauce and peppers called goulash






Feeding a Large Family Economically



Italian food like this can feed a large family and back in the 1960s when we were growing up we had this easy meal for dinner often.


Dried beans, pasta, ground beef all were staples in our pantry and all of the kids loved it.


Of course, there are no beans in the American style goulash and you can actually consider this as a chili instead with pasta.


After all the years past we still enjoy a delicious bowl of Italian American style goulash, it's always welcome on our tables.



This is a hearty stew, soup and even called stoup because it's a thicker consistency.  This recipe is an Italian Style Goulash with beans, meat, and ditalini pasta in it. American Goulash has paprika and other spices. This goulash has garlic, peppers and meat with beans in it.




Ingredients You Will Need

  • cannellini beans rinsed and drained or use dried beans soaked and boiled in saltwater
  • ground beef hamburger meat
  • sweet red peppers cleaned and sliced
  • fennel seeds
  • fresh garlic finely minced
  • chopped fresh celery leaves 
  • fresh plum tomatoes put through food processor leaving medium-sized chunks or use canned whole plum tomatoes chopped 
  • ditalini
  • tomato sauce
  • Cabernet wine
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
  • granulated garlic
  • fresh basil leaves chopped
  • sprig of fresh parsley chopped
  • dried oregano
  • Garnish: grated cheese to sprinkle on top, red pepper flakes



Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo



Cooking Tools and Cooking Methods 

  1. dutch oven
  2. measuring spoons
  3. knife
  4. cutting board
  5. food processor
  6. cooking utensils



this is ground beef fried mixed with pasta, tomato sauce and peppers called goulash



Other Cooking Methods

  1. Instant Pot: sear the meat first,  drain fat, add all the other ingredients and pressure cook 30 minutes, boil pasta to package instructions, and add after you remove the pressure per instructions manual
  2. Slow Cooker: saute the meat on the stovetop first, drain fat, add all the ingredients except pasta to the slow cooker. Place on low 4 to 6 hours on high 2 to 4 hours. Boil pasta to package instructions and add to the cooked mixture. 
  3. Oven: place the meat in a dutch oven. Add all the rest of the ingredients and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Boil pasta to package instructions and add to the cooked mixture in the dutch oven.



Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo



Other Additions or Substitutions

  • use cooked boneless chicken or pork instead of ground beef
  • use any kind of pasta you like
  • add chopped onions
  • add sliced mushrooms
  • sliced carrots
  • peas
  • chickpeas
  • black or red beans



Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo



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Comfort Food



If you have never tried the Italian version, it's time to make this down-home comfort food!


I just love this dish especially on cooler days in the fall and all winter long.


It sure does the trick and feeds a large family on a budget!




Italian Style Goulash

Italian Style Goulash

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 1 H & 4 M
This is a delicious Italian Style Goulash using fresh plum tomatoes, beans, pasta, and Cabernet wine in the sauce. A delicious Italian American pasta dish and a complete meal all in one bowl. A Classic dish with beans added and much much more our way.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans cannellini beans rinsed and drained or use dried beans soaked and boiled in saltwater
  • 2 pounds of ground beef hamburger meat
  • 5 long sweet red peppers cleaned and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 cloves of fresh garlic finely minced
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh celery leaves
  • 2 pounds of fresh plum tomatoes put through food processor leaving medium-sized chunks or use canned whole plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked ditalini drained
  • 1 cup leftoverTraditional Sunday Italian Sauce or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup Cabernet wine
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 sprig of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Garnish:
  • grated cheese to sprinkle on top
  • red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a large deep fry pan, add around 3 tablespoons of olive oil and saute meat for around 3 minutes with the fennel seed, drain some of the fat out.
  2.  Add the garlic and peppers and saute for another 2 minutes. 
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, granulated garlic, a pinch of cayenne pepper. 
  4. Stir in the drained and rinsed beans.
  5. Add the tomatoes, wine, any leftover sauce around 1 cup or use canned, simmer for around 30 minutes stir in the herbs and celery leaves.
  6. Cook the pasta in another pan to package instructions and drain.
  7. Do not rinse.
  8. Add to the cooked pasta.
  9. Serve with crusty Italian bread. 
  10. Garnish with grated Pecorino Romano Cheese and red pepper if preferred and fresh chopped parsley.

Calories

549.26

Fat (grams)

24.21

Sat. Fat (grams)

8.69

Carbs (grams)

35.94

Fiber (grams)

7.51

Net carbs

28.43

Sugar (grams)

9.38

Protein (grams)

45.06

Sodium (milligrams)

550.08

Cholesterol (grams)

117.70
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This is a hearty stew, soup and even called stoup because it's a thicker consistency.  This recipe is an Italian Style Goulash with beans, meat, and ditalini pasta in it. American Goulash has paprika and other spices. This goulash has garlic, peppers and meat with beans in it.



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Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2015, edited, and re-published in 2021.


30 comments

  1. I can't believe I've never had goulash before! It sounds like something I would love - gotta try it!

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  2. What a delicious, comforting dish! This is something my family would love!

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  3. I never had this growing up and I've always felt deprived...this is going on the menu for next week, thanks Claudia!

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  4. I need to try this one out veggie style. I know my family would love it.

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  5. I've never had the Italian version of Goulash, just the Hungarian version. And I'm sure that it's just as good and delicious. :)

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  6. I'm laughing... This is so American - fusion before we called it that. An Italian (American) adaptation of Traditional American Goulash which is an (American) adaptation of a traditional Hungarian recipe (often served with egg noodles.) And yes, I see the borrowing from Pasta Fazool (which in New York City, at least, has beans...)

    Good cooks everywhere see a good idea, adapt it to our own taste and the food available, and serve something new and delicious! And this does look delicious.

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  7. I've never had the Italian styled Goulash, but I am sure I will love it as it looks so yummy and comforting.

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  8. This reminds me of a simple dish I used to make in college. But mine wasn't as fancy so I'm going to give it a try.

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  9. This makes me want to cozy up next to a fire and eat a bowl of this hearty and delicious goulash. We are so ready for cooler weather here in Texas.

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  10. I love the simplicity of this - it reminds me a little of american chili mac, but without the cheese. Great recipe!

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  11. We're big goulash fans here. Yours sounds like a perfect comfort food for a chilly evening, my hubby would love having the peppers in there.

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  12. I love passed down family recipes! Adding this to the dinnertable this week!

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  13. The goulash looks delicious and with cool weather around the corner it will be the right dish. Isn't it funny how some of moms budget stretching dishes have remained as favorites - I have several.

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  14. This recipe sounds delicious and I love the background story behind it. Nice that this recipe has passed down generations

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  15. I love goulash! My mom used to make something similar to this, and I loved it. Will be trying this soon...thanks for the delicious recipe!

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  16. My mother made this all the time when I was growing up. She used elbow macaroni in hers, but the flavors were still the same. Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to make this soon.

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  17. Now there's a twist I never had before. I love goulash and we love Italian food. So this sounds like a great idea. My kids love elbow noodles. Can't wait to try.

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  18. What a delicious recipe, Claudia! My mom used to make a similar dish all the time in the winter...it was so comforting and always hit the spot! Yum! :D

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  19. Wow, how amazing does that look! I'm sure this is incredibly delicious! Now, this recipe will be one of my favorites. Looks incredible!

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  20. I haven't thought about goulash in years! I love what you said about your mom stretching the money. My daddy used to say that Mama could raid the penny jar and make a good meal out of what she found.

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  21. Love the canellini beans in the goulash!

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  22. Love the cannelini beans in this goulash!

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  23. Oh, wow... Italian style Goulash?! How perfect! Those tomatoes look fantastic too... you just can't beat Italian tomatoes!

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  24. Hungarian goulash is a fav so I'm excited to add an Italian version to my recipe box!

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  25. Goulash is a main meal in my house! This recipe is different from mine and sounds amazing, saving to try!

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  26. I love that you have such great memories of this recipe that it's been passed down through so many generations. Some of the best recipes are easy, simple, and economical like this one. Great comfort food!

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  27. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at Meal Plan Monday.

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  28. This Italian style Goulash is so cozy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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  29. This Italian Style Goulash is so cozy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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  30. This recipe is a sure-fire family pleaser. I love that it freezes well also, but most times there isn't enough leftover to freeze!

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