Thursday, September 27, 2012

Classic American Goulash

My sister shared this recipe with me.  It was delicious!  She got this recipe from This is not a Hungarian Goulash but the typical American Goulash.  I followed the slow cooker directions and it turned out great.  If you cook with organic ingredients, this is an inexpensive organic recipe compared to some.  I buy my organic ground beef at Costco and you can get organic canned tomatoes and tomato sauce for not too much more at most grocery stores and Target sells a number of organic spices.

Classic Goulash Recipe

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1-1/2 bay leaves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  1. In a large Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until the meat is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain excess fat, and stir in the onions and garlic. Cook and stir the meat mixture until the onions are translucent, about 10 more minutes.
  2. Stir in water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, and salt.  Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the macaroni, cover, and simmer over low heat until the pasta is tender, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, discard bay leaves, and serve.
** For slow cooker, preheat a slow cooker to High heat. Make recipe through Step 1; place the ground beef-onion mixture into the preheated slow cooker. Stir in water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, seasoned salt, and macaroni until thoroughly combined. Cook on High for 1 hour.

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