So comforting and so simple to prepare, this Easy American Goulash is budget-friendly and prepared in ONE POT for easy cleanup!
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The best part? This dinner is on the table in just 30 minutes!
This recipe screams everything about comfort food. I mean, how can you go wrong with cheesy pasta with hamburger, tomatoes and seasonings??? It’s definitely a dish the whole family will love!
This bowl is full of total deliciousness! This recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner for those busy days (aren’t they all busy?) or a crowd-pleasing dish for any potluck.
How to make goulash:
It couldn’t be easier! First, you’ll cook your ground beef and onion until browned in a dutch oven or soup pot and drain off the grease. Then you’ll add garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, herbs and seasonings and bring to a gentle boil.
Once it’s boiling, the macaroni is added and cooks right in the pot with the other ingredients. Lastly, you’ll remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheese until it’s melted (video below!).
Hooray for quick and easy one pot wonders! Enjoy!Print
A hearty and cheesy goulash that’s so easy to prepare in one pan for easy cleanup. Ready in just 30 minutes!
- 1.25 pounds ground beef
- 1–1/2 cups chopped yellow onion
- 2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less, to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper (more or less, to taste)
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon steak sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 1–1/2 cups elbow macaroni
- 1–1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- In a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium high heat, cook ground beef and onion until beef is no longer pink and browned (about 5 minutes). Crumble beef while cooking. Drain off grease.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, sugar, steak sauce and bay leaf. Stir to combine.
- Bring to a gentle boil and add elbow macaroni. Stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and discard bay leaf. Stir in cheese until melted.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.