Easy Classic Goulash

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This type of American Goulash recipe probably exists in some form or other in every person’s dinner arsenal. Here is a great Easy Classic Goulash recipe that will be awesome to add to your collection of easy dinner ideas. We all want to have an easy goulash recipe that we can pull out when dinner is upon us and we are short on ideas of what to make. And that reality is true for every person who has the responsibility to create meals every day, day after day. So the easy beef goulash recipe has a few ways of coming in to being for every family. Sometimes goulash is a new recipe that someone has never made before so therefore it is made strictly adhering to the recipe ingredients whenever it is made. For others, it is a dish made from left over foods that are in the fridge, brought together with some kind of liquid. That liquid could be tomato in the can or a beef broth or even a chicken broth. Even fish goulash recipes abound on the Internet. So you can create your canvas and make the goulash recipe that most appeals to you.

In this particular easy beef goulash recipe, the recipe creator and site blogger, Gonna Want Seconds, tells us that this is a recipe that her grandmother created. Her grandmother also advised to never stray from the specific ingredients that she uses in this particular rendition of an easy beef goulash recipe. And that is a common bit of advice, especially for new cooks who might need the guidance of an old hand in the kitchen in order to get the flavors and textures right in any meal. Many family recipes tend to want to carry on the legacy so therefore they will keep the ingredients the same or similar to keep the tradition alive.

Goulash is one of those easy dinner ideas to create from scratch and you don't necessarily need a recipe to follow when you are making it though. Much like a stir fry or a ratatouille, there are probably thousands of ways to make it. In its simplest form it usually involves a tomato sauce, some kind of pasta noodle like the elbow pasta in the recipe on Gonna Want Seconds, and a meat, chicken or fish. You could even make a vegetarian version with lots of vegetables in it. Toss all of your ingredients into a pan, add a few spices and other great seasonings, a bit of your favourite sauce, and in no time flat, you have yourself some yummy goulash. And who knows? Your goulash recipe might become the classic that, in many years time, is the “recipe from grandma” that cannot be changed or altered in any way. You might just have the special touch. Add a nice green salad and you will have a pretty well balanced meal of protein, complex carbohydrates and greens. This is one of those go-to recipes that you can make for any occasion and will be one of the great easy dinner ideas you pull out when you aren't sure what else to make. Great for serving to crowds or bringing to a pot luck dinner, this recipe idea will please pretty much anyone.

Thank you to Kathleen from Gonna Want Seconds for sharing this great Easy Classic Goulash recipe with us all. Kathleen has a great food blog where you can find all sorts of recipes including other easy dinner ideas and recipes like this one. She also has casserole recipes, breakfast recipes, appetizer recipes, bread recipes, barbecue recipes, dessert recipes and so much more. Kathleen loves to share her love of cooking through sharing her favourite recipes so check them out on her blog.*

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Classic Goulash from Gonna Want Seconds
Ingredients: Ground beef, yellow onion, garlic, water, canned tomato sauce, diced canned tomatoes, soy sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, dried bay leaves, seasoned salt, pepper, elbow macaroni.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings *Per Serving: Calories 468, Calories from Fat 95, Total Fat 10.6g 16%, Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%, Cholesterol 135mg 45%, Sodium 2067mg 86%, Potassium 1562mg 45%, Carbohydrates 39.1g 13%, Dietary Fiber 6.2g 25%, Sugars 11.7g, Protein 53.8g, Vitamin A 37%, Vitamin C 54%, Calcium 9% ,Iron 181%

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