Easy and Amazing Goulash
The evenings are getting cooler and the leaves have begun to change from deep green to red and gold here in Northeast Indiana. We don’t know about you but something about Autumn always makes us want to cook things in big pots!
(I like big pots and I cannot lie…)
If you feel the same way we do then this goulash recipe will not only feed your need for big pot cooking but will feed your whole crew as well. The only thing that tastes better than this piping hot goulash served with buttered French bread slices is this goulash warmed up the next day!
No one will believe that you threw this tasty dish together in under 30 minutes. Paprika, garlic and Italian seasonings marry together with ground beef, onion and tomatoes to create a flavor powerhouse that will satisfy any taste!
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- 2 Lbs Ground Beef 90/10
- 1 small Onion, chopped
- 3 C Tomato Juice
- 4 C Diced Tomatoes, canned do not drain
- 2 C Tomato Sauce, canned this equals 2, 8 oz cans
- 1 Lb box Elbow Macaroni Pasta, dry
- 3 C Water
- 2 15 o z Lite Kidney Beans, canned drain and rinse
- 2 Tbsp Salt
- 2 tsp Black Pepper, ground
- 2 tsp Paprika
- 2 tsp Italian Seasoning, dry
- 2 C Mozzarella Cheese, shredded additional for garnish
- Sour Cream, optional
In a 4 quart stock pot over medium heat cook ground beef and chopped onion. Break up the round beef into small pieces as it begins to brown, add salt, pepper, paprika and Italian seasoning.
Once beef is broken up and onion begins to turn translucent add tomato juice, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Continuing cooking until ground beef is no longer pink and mixture begins to slowly boil.
Add dry macaroni, drained and rinsed kidney beans and water to beef and tomato mixture. Continue cooking until the macaroni becomes almost al dente.
Add mozzarella cheese and mix well. Continue cooking until goulash is thick and creamy, stirring continuously.
Serve this hearty goulash in oversized bowls with slices of buttered French bread garnished with additional shredded cheese and sour cream if it strikes your fancy!
We love this recipe because it can all be done in one pot! The super easy cleanup and minimal prep time make it perfect for a busy weeknight. Don’t worry about making too much – you’ll love the leftovers!
We hope you enjoy this meal as much as we have! Let us know in the comments what you thought!