How to Cook Perfect American Goulash

American Goulash. American goulash, also known as old-fashioned goulash, is the perfect economical family meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce, so this satisfying dish can cook in just one pot. Everything cooks in the same pot, even the pasta!

American Goulash American Goulash is an easy, one-pot, classic comfort food made with ground beef, tomatoes, and macaroni noodles. Enjoy year-round, and delicious leftover, this irresistible Goulash Recipe is guaranteed to win over even the pickiest eaters! American Goulash is a perfect dish to make ahead and freeze. You can cook American Goulash using 14 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of American Goulash

  1. It’s 2 lb of ground beef.
  2. You need 1 large of yellow onion, chopped.
  3. Prepare 4 clove of garlic, minced.
  4. You need 3 cup of water.
  5. You need 2 can of tomato sauce, 15 ounces each.
  6. It’s 2 can of diced tomatoes, 14.5 ounces each.
  7. Prepare 3 tbsp of soy sauce.
  8. Prepare 2 tbsp of oregano, dried.
  9. You need 2 tsp of basil, dried.
  10. Prepare 2 of bay leaves, dried.
  11. You need 1 tbsp of seasoned salt.
  12. You need 1/2 tsp of black pepper.
  13. Prepare 2 cup of elbow macaroni, uncooked (about 8oz).
  14. You need 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, optional.

You can even freeze it in individual portions so the kids can microwave a dish after school or anytime they need a quick meal. Beef, onions, and bell peppers sauteed and baked with pasta sauce and macaroni. Goulash has variations in many cultures, but they all center around bringing families together. My grandmother's sacred recipe ticks all the must-have boxes for "hug-in-a-bowl" pasta recipes: thick tomato-sauce; zesty garlic; rich herbs; and as much cheese as I can stand.

American Goulash step by step

  1. In Dutch Oven: cook ground beef until no longer pink and crumbled up..
  2. Add onion and garlic, cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, oregano, basil, seasoned salt, pepper and bay leaves. Stir well to combine. Bring up to a boil over medium heat, turn heat down to low, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes. stirring occasionally..
  4. After 20 minutes has passed, remove lid and add uncooked elbow macaroni, stir well to combine. Make sure heat is low, cover and let simmer for 25 minutes, or until pasta is tender. (my pasta was done after 15 minutes).
  5. Remove bay leaves, let cool, then refrigerate overnight. It tastes much better on day two! If you must, you can eat some after cooking, topped with some sharp shredded cheddar cheese. I ALWAYS have some right after, very good right after cooking, and very good the next day too! Like most said, it's just a personal preference! :-).
  6. *from, I just doubled checked the original recipe pertaining to the oregano, and it does say 2 Tablespoons. I would suggest to cut it down to 2 teaspoons, cause I'm betting that's what they meant to type. You can always add more if you would like! I transferred it exactly from the original. Sorry to whoever didn't like this due to the oregano. Happy Cooking!**.

American goulash is made with a tomato baste, ground beef, and elbow macaroni. Topped with a variety of seasoning to give it that rich, savory flavor. I actually remember eating this in elementary school. Old Fashioned Goulash – The same American goulash recipe that you grew up with. A hearty recipe that the entire family can enjoy any night of the week.