American Goulash with Ground Beef Recipe
American Goulash with Ground Beef Recipe.
A delicious comfort food dinner recipe.
Made with onion, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, bay leaf, chicken broth, marinara sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, elbow macaroni, white cheddar cheese, and Italian parsley.
You can also add some chopped green bell peppers if you like.
This kid friendly meal will be a hit with the whole family.
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American Goulash with Ground Beef
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
- 2 bay leaf
- 1 qt chicken broth
- 1 jar (24oz) marinara sauce
- 1 can (15oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 1 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese (optional)
- ¼ cup Italian parsley chopped
- In a large pot, add oil and heat over medium/high heat.
- Add ground beef and onion.
- Using a meat masher or spatula, break-up meat while cooking approx 5 minutes or until beef is cooked and browned.
- When ground beef is browned, cook while stirring approx 5 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.
- Add in salt, black pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper, and bay leaves.
- Stir and cook approx 3 minutes to combine spices.
- Stir in chicken broth, marinara sauce, tomatoes, 1 cup of water, and soy sauce.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Turn heat up to medium/high and bring to a light boil.
- Stir in macaroni and simmer approx 10-12 minutes, stir often until macaroni is tender.
- Take off heat and throw away the bay leaves.
- Add in parsley and Cheddar cheese. Stir to mix well.
- Place a lid on the pot and let rest for 5 minutes.
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