Beef Goulash

Cozy up on a cold winters night with this delicious, Colorado Proud Beef Goulash. Made with Colorado beef and fresh, Colorado grown vegetables, this recipe is sure to become one of your family favorites. Happy Cooking!

Chef Jason K. Morse, CEC  |  Ace Hardware Grill Expert  |  Owner, 5280 Culinary

Yield: 6-8 people | Prep time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 30-35 mins


  • 2 tbsp Bacon Fat
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Fresh, Diced Medium
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced Medium
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Paste, Fresh
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef, Fresh, 80/20
  • 2 can Tomato Sauce, 15oz
  • 2 can Petit Diced Tomatoes, 15oz
  • 4 cup Beef Stock
  • 4 tbsp Paprika, Smoked, Sweet
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Salt, Kosher, Adjust if needed
  • 2 tbsp Pepper, Black, Ground, Fresh, Adjust if needed
  • 3 cups Pasta, Elbow, Mezze Rigatoni or Trotolle, Uncooked


  1. Wash all tools prior to use
  2. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  3. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using ovens, grills and any cooking tools
  4. Prep all ingredients as shown and have set aside in prep containers
  5. Heat large frying pan to medium heat 
  6. Add bacon fat and heat for 30 seconds
  7. Add onions and peppers and saute for 3 minutes
  8. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute
  9. Add ground beef and cook until 3/4 cooked
  10. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, stock, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings
  11. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer (about 6-8 minutes)
  12. Adjust seasoning if needed
  13. Add pasta and stir in to combine
  14. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is cooked to your desired doneness
  15. Scoop into bowls and serve with sliced bread
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