Grandpa Bill’s Goulash from his 1950’s Goodrich Diner!

Here's my Grandpa Bill who was a Chef in WW2.
Here’s my Grandpa Bill who was a Chef in WW2.

In the 1950’s my Grandpa Bill and Grandma Ruth had a diner in Avoca, NY  named the Goodrich Diner. Goulash was a weekly special on the wintertime menu at the diner.  It’s a delicious dish that’s very inexpensive to make and prepared in only thirty minutes. My mother was up visiting this past week and she showed me how to make this cozy dish. Oh and here’s my grandfather’s cast iron pan he used during the diner days. My mother gave it to me after I was married. He always made his Goulash in this pan.

Grandpa Bill's cast iron pot.
Grandpa Bill’s cast iron pot.






First add the onions to 2Tbsp of olive oil.

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IMG_8138Add green peppers and garlic and saute. Then add the beef and brown leaving chunks of meat in the mixture.




IMG_0245Add tomato paste, can of peeled tomatoes, salt and pepper. Pour cooked macaroni into the pot then add Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Now, you have my family’s Goulash recipe! See the recipe below for the exact ingredients and steps.

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