American Goulash Recipe

Perfectly seasoned ground beef, soft pasta, and a rich tomato sauce combine in one pot for a comfortable and delicious supper.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 lb lean ground beef (90/10)

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, grated

1 celery stick, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp fine sea salt, or to taste

1 tsp dried oregano leaves

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

1/4 tsp granulated sugar, or more to taste

28 oz crushed tomatoes

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 cups chicken stock

1 cup water, plus more as needed for cooking

2 cups macaroni pasta (10 oz), or any small pasta you prefer

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated, plus more to serve

Instructions:

Sauté Ground Beef: Set a heavy pot or 5 1/2 Qt Dutch oven over medium/high heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add ground beef to the hot pot and break it up with a spatula for 1 minute.

Add Vegetables: Add carrot, onion, celery, and garlic and stir until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, oregano, pepper, and sugar, then stir to combine.

Combine Sauces: Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.

Add Pasta: Add macaroni and stir to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more hot water 1/4 cup at a time or as needed if the mixture seems dry. It should remain very moist and saucy.

Finish and Serve: Stir in parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste if needed. Serve with more parmesan cheese on top.

Enjoy your hearty American Goulash! 🍽️

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American Goulash Recipe

Perfectly seasoned ground beef, soft pasta, and a rich tomato sauce combine in one pot for a comfortable and delicious supper.

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (90/10)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot (grated)
  • 1 celery stick (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar (or more to taste)
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup water (plus more as needed for cooking)
  • 2 cups macaroni pasta (10 oz, or any small pasta you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (freshly grated, plus more to serve)
  1. Sauté Ground Beef: Set a heavy pot or 5 1/2 Qt Dutch oven over medium/high heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add ground beef to the hot pot and break it up with a spatula for 1 minute.
  2. Add Vegetables: Add carrot, onion, celery, and garlic and stir until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, oregano, pepper, and sugar, then stir to combine.
  3. Combine Sauces: Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Add Pasta: Add macaroni and stir to combine. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more hot water 1/4 cup at a time or as needed if the mixture seems dry. It should remain very moist and saucy.
  5. Finish and Serve: Stir in parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste if needed. Serve with more parmesan cheese on top.
  6. Enjoy your hearty American Goulash!
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