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How much goulash will take feed 125 people and break it down on how hamburger and mac and onion,tomato sauce and crush tomato.seasoning
This looks like hamburger casserole, or "American goulash" or "American chop suey", New England comfort food". Here is a standard traditional recipe which would allow some seconds for 120 people.

36 lbs. Ground meat- can be all beef or part turkey or pork
4-5 pounds white onion, diced
OPTIONAL 4 pounds diced bell pepper, any color
1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
12 lb Elbow Macaroni
2 46 oz. Bottle of Tomato Juice (or can)
12 cans crushed tomatoes, 28 oz.
12 cups Natural Tomato Sauce
1 quart ketchup
salt and pepper to taste

Some people add fresh herbs, or Italian herb mix, or garlic. Some people like it really juicy and add a lot more tomato juice. Some people top with cheese, it would take about 4-5 pounds for a nice sprinkle.


Bring water to boil (you need at least 6 gallons; allow 20 minutes per gallon , so do several pots) and get your pasta cooking, meanwhile;
Brown the hamburger and onions/veggies together with the Worcestershire sauce. Drain fat off.
Add the hamburger mixture to cooked and drained pasta in a large pot.
Set over low heat and add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato juice
Add ketchup.

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