Guest Post: Rainbow Goulash from Debra ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Guest Post: Rainbow Goulash from Debra

Today's guest post is from Debra of Granny's Southern Cooking.  Remember how I used to live in Nashville?  Well, there's a reason why I gained so much weight when I lived there.  It's the cooking!  I didn't have a Southern granny whose recipes I could recreate, so Debra's blog is a fun one to visit.  :)  Check out her recipe for Rainbow Goulash below!


Debra Ann Elliott is a published author, blogger, sassy Southern cook, and grandma. Debra currently lives in Alabama with her family. When not cooking, Debra is busy writing and spending time with her family. Her style of cooking is passed down from her sassy Southern grandma.

If you grew up in the South one of your go to comfort foods was goulash. Goulash originated in Hungary, but somehow this yummy in your tummy goodness found it's way to the South. As my grandma used to say, "Good goulash can be made a thousand ways to Sunday, but great goulash needs a little sass." 

My mama made it with elbow macaroni, corn, ground beef, tomatoes, and onion (which I love). When I married my husband, I learned to make goulash with bread (my mother-in-law added bread to her goulash). I never knew why, but it sure tasted good y'all!

Over the years, I've made goulash a thousand ways to Sunday like my grandma, especially when my cupboards were bare. One of my favorite ways to make it is to add a little sass( like grandma) to the South. I love decorative pasta and rainbow rotini pasta is one of my favorite's plus it's the one ingredient that adds the sass to this yummy goulash.

Rainbow goulash is simple and easy to make with only eight ingredients, this goulash is sure to become a crowd pleaser with your hungry bunch!

1 12 oz. box rainbow rotini pasta
1/2 yellow onion
1/2 green bell pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 cup beef stock
1 15.25 oz. can sweet whole kernel corn-drained
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 cup spaghetti sauce

             Prepare pasta as directed.

While pasta cooks, finely chop onion and bell pepper.

Combine 1 tbsp. oil, onions, and peppers to large skillet. Cook over medium heat until soft.

Add ground beef and cook until brown; do not drain.

While ground beef mixture cooks combine diced tomatoes, beef stock, and spaghetti sauce. 

Add to ground beef slowly and simmer 5 to 7 minutes.

Drain corn and add to ground beef mixture.

Drain pasta.

Add pasta back to large pot and slowly add the beef mixture. Stir well.

Serve goulash in deep bowl with French bread or cornbread.

Ready to eat. Yummy in your tummy good!

Leave me a comment and tell what y'all's favorite goulash is...


Sounds easy and comforting for sure!  This would be great for someone like me who has to sneak  in the protein.  I was totally opposite from most children who would need veggies snuck into their food. I was a meat-hating, veggie-lover!

Thanks Debra!

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