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Not Your Lunch Lady’s Goulash

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My last memory of goulash comes from elementary school lunches, where I dubbed it “galoshes” (the boot) because I thought it was gross and stinky. Let me say, this is not your lunch lady’s goulash! Yum.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1 whole Green Pepper, Chopped
  • 8 ounces, weight Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 3 cups Water
  • 29 ounces, fluid Tomato Sauce
  • 28 ounces, fluid Diced Tomatoes, Undrained
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Smoky Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1-½ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Generous Amounts Of Garlic Powder, Salt And Pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 cups Uncooked Elbow Macaroni

Preparation

In an 8-quart stock pot, cook and crumble beef over medium high heat, until no longer pink. Add onion, pepper and mushrooms. Cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes.

Add garlic, water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, paprika, sugar, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.

Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Add elbow macaroni, stirring well. Cover and simmer 15 more minutes, or until noodles are done. Check noodles during this cooking time; if they need more water, add a little. If there is too much, allow to simmer uncovered for a while to help cook some of it away.

Allow to sit covered for 10 minutes before serving. Taste and season again as needed.

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4littleFergusons on 11.15.2013

I made this again and think I would cut down on red pepper flakes, my kiddos had to add sour cream because it was HOT for even me!! :)

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MJBowden on 11.4.2013

This is so so GOOD and easy to make. Definite comfort food and definite keeper
Thank-you

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DomesticDilettante on 11.11.2012

This is terrific! Easy to make and my family loved it. My husband ate three bowls full!
I made a few alterations . . .
1) I used a combination of breakfast sausage and Italian sausage instead of ground beef.
2) I substituted one cup of red wine and two cups of beef broth for the three cups of water.
3) I used penne pasta instead of elbow macaroni.
This is so easy and so filling, I’m sure we’ll make it a frequent winter dish in our home.

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