Easy Beef Goulash Recipe

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A thank you goes to Kristyn, developer of the Lil' Luna recipe blog for allowing us to highlight her comforting One-pot Easy Beef Goulash Recipe. This easy goulash recipe is an excellent choice for an easy family dinner recipe with a bit of pre-planning. Stock your pantry with the basics like tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and macaroni, the refrigerator with cheese and the freezer with ground beef, then with the addition of the spices called for in this easy goulash recipe, you can quickly go to work to prepare a simple enticing recipe that the family will enjoy.

One pot cooking applies to this easy beef goulash recipe. There is no pre-cooking the dried macaroni, and you simmer everything on the stove until cooked through. It’s short on time too because it takes less than an hour to prepare. This easy beef goulash recipe is so easy, and when you lead a busy life and still want to prepare homecooked meals, this is one to add to your recipe box.

Canned tomatoes are an everyday pantry item that can infuse a dish with immediate tomato flavour. In fact, canned tomatoes are often cheap when they go on sale which makes them the perfect thing to stock up on for those nights when you need a quick and easy dinner. Although this easy beef goulash recipe uses canned tomato sauce and canned diced tomatoes, you could substitute fresh ones. When out of season, fresh tomatoes are usually light coloured and lack the deep tomato taste that they have in midsummer, but they are fine for cooking. If you grow your own tomatoes and have a heavy bounty from your garden, you can replace the canned diced tomatoes in this easy goulash recipe with the equivalent amount of fresh chopped tomatoes for an even brighter taste. Perhaps you even have a tomato sauce recipe that you make and can or freeze each year and have that stored away which would also make a delicious substitute for store bought canned.

This beef goulash recipe eats more like a pasta dish recipe than a simple beef stew recipe, which makes it a pleasing dinner to adults and kids alike. Packed full of macaroni noodles, ground beef, and topped with cheddar cheese this fits the bill for comfort food any day of the week. By definition, a goulash is a soup or stew that originated during medieval times in Hungary but is now popular throughout Europe and other parts of the world. Often a goulash will be very meat-centric with large cubes of beef, lamb, or pork, but every culture changes up the texture and spices in the dish. For example, Hungarian goulash recipes are looser, dishes that are seasoned with paprika, while Germany’s beef goulash recipe might be purely a thickened red wine and beef stew meant to serve alongside potatoes. Kristyn from Lil' Luna understands that goulash is just a mix of varying, but unifying ingredients, and so she’s adapted the concept into a recipe that works well in her home for her family. There are so many reasons for you to make this dish and best part is this easy goulash recipe will likely be enjoyed by all ages. *

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Beef Goulash Recipe From Lil' Luna
Ingredients: Ground beef, minced garlic, water, cans tomato sauce, cans diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, salt, elbow macaroni.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 531, Calories from Fat 151, Total Fat 16.8g 26%, Saturated Fat 7.7g 39%, Cholesterol 155mg 52%, Sodium 2183mg 91%, Potassium 1545mg 44%, Carbohydrates 36.4g 12%, Dietary Fiber 5.5g 22%, Sugars 10.8g, Protein 58.1g, Vitamin A 39%, Vitamin C 51%, Calcium 21%, Iron 179%

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