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American Goulash

American Goulash

Classically American, it’s a knock out form of comfort food, with delicious tomato-infused beef and perfectly cooked pasta.

This goulash is super tasty and perfect for feeding a crowd; plus it’s not one of those fussy meals that takes hours to create. Ask anyone, and their recipe for this meal (AKA: American Chop Suey, Traveling Man’s Hash, Beefaroni, Macaroni and Beef, Chili Mac, Beef and Mac, Slum Gumption, and Kentucky Burgo and my fave: Dogfood) and their secret recipe is going to be different; which is part of the fun of tradition, amiright?

American Goulash
AKA: American Chop Suey, Traveling Man’s Hash, Beefaroni, Macaroni and Beef, Chili Mac, Beef and Mac, Slum Gumption, and Kentucky Burgo and my fave: Dogfood
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1½ cups sliced portobella mushrooms
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small can chopped black olives (Unless you're Ry)
  • ½ cup chopped baby spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta until just al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot or skillet, add a pat of butter and the onion and garlic, sauteing until translucent.
  3. Add beef and cook over medium-high heat until browned, using your spoon to break it down into smaller pieces.
  4. Add alllll the rest of the veggies and cook until softened, 5-6 minutes. Drain off excess fat.
  5. Pour in pasta, broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano and basil, Worcestershire sauce, and stir together.
  6. Add the canned milk. Lower heat and let simmer for 6-8 minutes, or until pasta is done and sauce has reduced some.
  7. Remove bay leaf, season with salt and pepper; add ¾ of cheese; stir again and then top with the remaining cheese.
  8. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes; sprinkle some roughly chopped parsley leaves over top of melted cheese.
  9. Serve immediately. Seriously... NOW!
See Also:  Creamy Corny Beany Tomatoes

 

American Ghoulash - Penny pinching budget dinner in a flash.

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Emma

A Military Spouse stationed in the middle of nowhere. Emma loves to cook for her family (while dodging dirty dishes). She is blessed to be a stay at home mom with 3 kiddos. She is passionate about cloth diapering, car seat safety, breastfeeding, homeschooling, frugal living, babywearing, and her Christian faith. More Molly Messy than Susie Homemaker, she has been trying to improve her housekeeping and related skills.

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