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Instant Pot American Goulash

A classic meal done quickly and deliciously in minutes in the Instant Pot! 

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American


  • 2 lbs Ground Chuck
  • 1 Medium sized White Onion Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 14.5 oz cans Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 Bay Leafs
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt ( I prefer Laundry's)
  • 2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 4 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 16 oz package of Macaroni Noodles


  • Shredded Cheese
  • Crackers


  • Using your instant Pot Saute mode. Brown your 2lbs of Ground Chuck. (Do not drain any grease.)
  • Add Tomato Sauce, Soy Sauce and diced tomatoes to the Instant Pot on top of your now cooked Ground Chuck. 
  • Add 1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic.
  • Add chopped Onion.
  • Add 16 oz of Elbow Macaroni Pasta.
  • Add 4 cups of Water.
  • Grind your dried spices ( Oregano and basil) and then add them.
  • Add 2 Bay Leaves.
  • Add 1 Tsp of Seasoned Salt ( I prefer Landry's).
  • Stir all the ingredients.
  • Turn on your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker to soup mode. Set the under pressure cooking time to 6 minutes.
  • Add your lid to your Instant Pot and set vent to airtight or seal. 
  • Once the pressure cook time has lapsed. You will quick release the pressure from your Instant Pot. I like to cover my pot with a dish towel to protect my cabinets from the steam.
  • Serve your Goulash with a sprinkle of your preferred cheese mix in and a side of your favorite crackers. Now Enjoy your dinner.
Keyword Instant Pot
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