American Goulash

I remember hearing the word goulash when I was a kid and thinking to myself, I don’t want to eat something called goulash but I was wrong, goulash is delicious! And also a one pot meal. And also pretty easy.

1 pound lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups beef broth

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni

3 oz cream cheese, cubed

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1/2 cup flavored croutons, coarsely crushed

1 Cook beef and onions in a 12″ skillet until beef is cooked through. Drain any excess grease.

2 Add garlic and cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Stir in broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, paprika, and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 18 – 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.

3 Stir in macaroni, cover and cook for 16 – 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until macaroni is tender. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese and crushed croutons.

recipe from Betty Crocker

3 thoughts on “American Goulash

  1. Love this! My Father in law is Austrian so our family tends to eat this a lot at family gatherings. It is usually our Christmas day dinner along with a charcuterie board.

      • I’ll dig up the fam recipe and send it to you soon. It has big beef hunks, tons of smoked paprika, and we usually make nokerlin (these little boiled dumplings) to pour it over instead of noodles. But my husband prefers the macaroni 😉

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