Dutch Oven Goulash

We’re taking you for a trip down memory lane with this recipe.  Rich tomato flavor with Beef, Pasta, and Cheese.  This makes for one delish dish that is sure to be a family favorite. 

Dutch Oven Goulash

Adjust the seasoning to meet your needs and try substituting your favorite pasta sauce for the canned tomato sauce.  Happy Cooking, Chef Jason!

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

Yield: 8-10 people

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 50-60 minutes cooking time


  • 2 lbs​​ Beef, Ground, 80/20​​​​​ – we used ground chuck
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, Fresh, crushed​​​​​ – or use squeeze tube garlic
  • 2-3 Tbsp Italian Herb Seasoning ​​​​​- adjust to taste
  • 2-3 Tbsp​ Soy Sauce​​​​​​​ad – just to taste
  • 3-4 cup​ Beef Stock​​​​​​​ – or can use water​​​
  • 2ea​​ Can, Diced Tomatoes​​​​​ – 14.5 oz Cans
  • 2 ½ Jars​ Pasta or Marinara Sauce​​​​​ – 24 oz Jars
  • 2 Cups Pasta, Elbow or Penne​​​​​ – uncooked
  • 1 ½ cups​ Cheese, Mozzarella, Shredded​​​​
  • ¼ cup​ Cheese, Parmesan​​​​​​as garnish, if desired

​​​Cooking Notes:

  • This can be done on the Traeger or Big Green egg, be sure to tilt the lid off the dutch oven to allow the smoke to pass thru and flavor the beans
  • Temps remain the same for Traeger or Big Green Egg

Cooking Directions:

Light the Big Green Egg and adjust temp to 400˚, setup egg for direct cooking
Heat a large Dutch oven (8qt or larger)  for 10-12 Min
Cook the ground beef for 5-7 minutes or until 75% cooked
Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute
Add the Italian herbs and soy sauce and stir to combine
Add the pasta, sauce, diced tomatoes and beef stock and mix well to combine

Cover the dutch oven with the lid and return heat on the Big Green Egg to 400˚

Simmer for 30 minutes, carefully and slowly remove cover and stir to mix
Adjust beef stock amount if needed to cook pasta
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed

Replace the lid and let cook for 20-25 minutes or more depending on preference
Carefully Remove from the Big Green Egg when finished and rest for 5 minutes
Open the lid and mix in the mozzarella cheese
Top with the parmesan Cheese – if desired
Enjoy while hot!!

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Published: 4/6/2020