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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One Pot Goulash

When I think of Fall, I think of comfort food. I am often reminded of my gramma's kitchen and all the wonderful things she made with love. I loved the food that came out of her kitchen. I have so many great memories - from the wonderful smells of the food, to watching the way my gramma cooked without measuring, to tasting dishes that were always seasoned to perfection ... and many times, getting chased out of the kitchen because it became our playground while she was cooking! ;) I can only hope that one of these days, my own children and grandchildren will look at me and my kitchen with those same fond memories. Do you have a favorite childhood food? One of my favorites would definitely be goulash!

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Although I'm sure this is different from Gramma's version, it's still so comforting and delicious! My family really enjoys this One Pot Goulash - and I love that it's an easy, one pot meal! That means less dishes to clean later. What cook doesn't love that?

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We usually enjoy this dish with a side salad and garlic bread! I hope your family enjoys this One Pot Goulash as much as mine!



One Pot Goulash
Slightly adapted from the Food Network
Yield: 8-10 servings

2 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
3 cups water
1 can (29 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1-2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
2½ cups uncooked elbow macaroni

In a 5 qt. pan, cook and crumble beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Add the onion, green pepper and mushrooms. Cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Drain if desired. Add beef mixture back to the pot and add garlic, water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, paprika, sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add the elbow macaroni and stir well. Return lid and continue to simmer for 15 minutes or until the noodles are done. Allow to sit covered for 5-10 minutes and mix well before serving.

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There's nothing like good ol' comfort food! Simple and full of flavor. Those really are the best dishes aren't they?

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42 comments:

  1. I can't wait to make this!!!! It will be soon, I just need to make sure I have all the ingredients. I will be featuring this recipe on my blog.

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  2. Found you on Sugar & Spice...this looks yummy. Lots of these kind of recipes have cheese in them, glad yours does not. I am pinning it. Thanks!

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  3. This sounds like a perfect dinner. I'm pinning this.

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  4. That looks fabulous! One of my favorite meals is goulash, and yes, very comforting. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

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  5. yummy... i think i'm going to have to try this. it looks so easy and yummy! by the way, I'm a homeschooling mommy, too!!! yipee!!

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  6. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! There is already a great collection of dishes but it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  7. thanks for linking in Jamie. Cheers

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  8. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. I featured this recipe on my blog, and it is so delicious. Thanks for sharing. http://rhondassaucyadventures.blogspot.com/2012/11/love-bakes-good-cakes-one-pot-goulash.html

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  10. Hi Jamie,
    I have never made Goulash before. I will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing with last weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  11. I LOVE GOULASH!!!! It looks great!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

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  12. Love a one pot meal. I hate doing dishes. Thanks for sharing with Thursdays Treasures

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  13. Thank you for linking, Jamie. Growing up, I liked goulash too. But I didn't like the name, so my mom had to call it something else. Ha!

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  14. I forgot about goulash! My mom used to make it when I was growing up!

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  15. This looks so good and love how you can throw it in all together! I am definitely going to make this soon. I will post it and link back to you. I wish my husband and daughter liked mushrooms but only my son and I will eat them, so I'll have to skip them. Let you know how it turns out! Happy New Year!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Annamaria

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  16. Hi, Jamie! I saw this over on My Turn For Us and had to come over to get the recipe! Love goulash, and this looks like THE recipe! :) Thanks!
    Now following you on Blogger so I don't miss anything!
    ~Joy @ Yesterfood

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  17. Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes. Hope you can come back next week. We are featuring ice cream.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contess

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  18. I saw this on Facebook today, it looks delicious!!! =)
    I grew up on Goulash and love it!

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  19. My mother made this ALL the time! And so did HER mother! I'm 68 years old, so you see, we have been enjoying this recipe for many years...but we called it Salamagundi Stew!

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    1. Wow!! Thank you so much for stopping by, Linda! I have never heard of Salamagundi Stew - but this dish is delicious no matter what it's called! :) Have a great week!

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  20. Looks good, especially the pretty new pictures :)

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  21. When I was younger, dad would make this one-pot dish with ground beef and macaroni and stirred in random condiments from the refrigerator, like ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, etc. I always loved it; it was comforting and filling. I never knew what it was called, though, until many years later when I finally asked him - he said he didn't really know, he just threw some stuff together, but it reminded him of goulash! Haha! Many years later, again, I asked him for a recipe, but he didn't really have one; he just jotted down some measurements of this and that. I never actually made the recipe and eventually lost it. I recently found a goulash recipe on FoodGawker and made it, but it was kind of so-so and didn't really strike upon any memories I had of my dad's goulash. Then I found your recipe and made it last night. Now this one really brought back those memories; dad did add a few extra condiments, and he didn't use green peppers or mushrooms. But I followed your recipe to a tee and loved it! Thanks for bringing back that memory; I'll definitely be making this again (and again, and again......!)! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Jamieanne! I'm also so glad I could help you recreate something that has so many great memories attached! This just made my day!! :)

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  22. I am seriously so hungry right now! I shouldn't be looking at this recipe or this pregnant lady might end up in the kitchen in the middle of the night making your One Pot Goulash! Looks delicious :) Pinned!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  23. I am definitely going to have to make this one! I went over and pinned it!!! :)

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  24. Jamie, this sounds like a great and delicious meal - and I LOVE that it's one pot! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Friday and fabulous weekend! Hugs!

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  25. That looks so good; and I love one-pot meals. Pinned on my one pot meals board. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Perfect fall dinner, and seems super simple! :) Pinning to my Fall Main Dish Board!

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

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  27. Love Goulash type dishes and this one is great. Next time I going to try it with rice instead of macaroni, but should I cook the rice first or just put it in like macaroni ( I love macaroni, but hubby likes rice) any help out there
    Thanks

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    1. I think it would be great with rice - you may need to adjust the liquid amounts to get the rice to cook properly! I would love to hear how it turns out! :)

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  28. This is a great recipe. Love Goulash type dishes, but next time I'm going to try make this with rice instead macaroni (I like macaroni, but hubby likes rice) should cooked the rice first or put it in raw like the macaroni Is there anyone that help out there? Thanks =^..^=

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  29. I love that you don't cook the pasta separately. I think I would use rice as well and maybe precook it just a bit to make sure it was done when everything else was ready. The photos are amazing. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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  30. I haven't had goulash in ages! Your version looks great! I'll have to pin it. It's a perfect cold weather meal. :)

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  31. This looks like the goulash that my dad made when I was growing up. He doesn't remember the recipe anymore so I have nothing to start with. I'll have to try this recipe! Over from SITS.

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  32. Yum! This looks similar to something I make with my leftover spaghetti sauce. The kids love it and I love having everything in one bowl!

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  33. This looks so awesome..now I'm starving...ugh. Guess I'll have to go make what you just showed me... :)
    (YAY!) Visiting from SITS - happy SITS day girl!

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  34. This looks so delicious! I've never had goulash before! Enjoy your SITS day.

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  35. What is the "tomato sauce"? In Australia, tomato sauce = ketchup, and I don't think that is what you are using in this recipe. My guess would be canned chopped tomatoes, only maybe puréed?

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    1. Hi Vivienne .... In the States, tomato sauce comes in a 8 oz, 15-16 oz or 29 oz. cans. It is basically pureed tomatoes. Here is a link with a picture that shows you what we buy here for comparison - I hope it helps :)

      http://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-Tomato-Sauce-8-Oz/10415493

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  36. This looks really good.....I have always loved goulash. I live alone and when I finish the chicken stew I have in the refrigerator I will make this goulash......or maybe I will freeze some of the Chicken stew.....hmmmm so many decisions....lol

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    1. This recipe makes a lot!! You could halve it if you didn't want so much leftover :)

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  37. In New England we call this American Chop Suey. One of my all time favorite comfort foods...

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