Old-Fashioned Goulash: A Hearty and Comforting Recipe
When it comes to comfort food, few dishes can compare to the warmth and heartiness of old-fashioned goulash. This traditional Eastern European dish has been a favorite for generations, known for its rich flavors, tender chunks of meat, and satisfying blend of spices. Whether you’re seeking a nostalgic trip down memory lane or simply craving a hearty meal, old-fashioned goulash is a recipe that delivers both taste and comfort.
1/2 lb macaroni
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion, diced
garlic salt, pepper, chili powder, & hot sauce to taste
2 (14.5 oz) cans whole stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons ketchup
Tomato juice as needed
How To Make Old Fashioned Goulash:
Cook the macaroni to al dente according to package directions. While it’s cooking, brown the ground beef and onion together in an extra-large skillet or in a dutch oven.
Drain and season with spices to taste. In a large bowl, mash tomatoes with potato masher and add to beef along with the ketchup. Drain macaroni and add to the beef mixture, stirring well. Taste and add additional seasoning as needed.
I didn’t need to add any tomato juice to mine, but if you like yours very juicy you can add as much tomato juice as you like. Phyllis adds it to her leftovers, which I would also recommend, because the noodles tend to soak up all the juice with time.
Recipe Notes :
The use of both sweet and smoked paprika adds depth and complexity to the flavor profile of the goulash.
Caraway seeds provide a distinctive taste that complements the other spices and ingredients.
Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other vegetables like carrots or potatoes.
This goulash tastes even better the next day as the flavors continue to meld.
Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on ingredients and serving sizes.
Serving Size: 1 cup of goulash (with pasta)
Calories: ~350 kcal
Old-Fashioned Goulash is more than just a dish; it’s a warm embrace on a chilly day, a nostalgic journey to the past, and a burst of rich flavors in every bite. With its blend of tender beef, aromatic spices, and satisfying pasta, this recipe has the power to bring comfort to your kitchen and delight to your taste buds. Whether enjoyed as a weeknight dinner or shared with loved ones on special occasions, Old-Fashioned Goulash is a timeless classic that continues to capture hearts and palates around the world.
That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !
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