Hillbilly Cast Iron Old Fashioned Goulash

Hillbilly Cast Iron Goulash

Hillbilly Cast Iron Old Fashioned Goulash

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

I just whipped up this recipe from the Hillbilly Cast Iron Cooking Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Hillbilly.CASTIRONCooking?fref=nf

I recommend Hillbilly Cast Iron Cooking page. There are many other recipes that are worthy trying.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains.
  2. Break up the meat while sauteing.
  3. Spoon off any grease.
  4. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and saute until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add 3 cups water, along with the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, House Seasoning, and seasoned salt.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  9. Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves, and allow the mixture to sit about 30 minutes more before serving.
  10. House Seasoning Directions
  11. Mix the ingredients together and store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months. Use as a seasoning on meat and when cooking vegetables.


The ingredients can be prepped early to shorten your prep time at camp. Or, mix up a batch at home and take it with you to heat up. Make sure you keep it on ice if you're going to do this.


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