Goulash is a family-friendly meal, an American spin-off of the original goulash recipe; it is great for kids, simple to make, and relatively inexpensive.
what is goulash
Goulash is a traditional Hungarian meal, typically made with spices, cuts of beef, potatoes and carrots, among other vegetables.
what goes in goulash
The American-style goulash is sort of a cross between chili mac and hamburger helper.
There are plenty of variations, but I like to make it with ground beef, macaroni noodles, tomatoes, onions, cheese, beef broth, marinara sauce, coconut aminos, and plenty of spices.
how to make goulash
- Ground beef
- Beef broth
- Can of tomatoes
- Marinara sauce
- Macaroni noodles
- Coconut aminos
- Fresh parsley
- Salt & pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Red pepper flakes
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Brown ground beef and saute the onions together in the dutch oven on the stovetop.
Once the meat is browned, add beef broth, tomatoes, coconut aminos, and noodles. Bring to a boil.
While it is coming to a boil, add spices and stir in well.
As soon as the noodles are cooked through, remove from the heat, stir in the cheese, top with fresh parsley and serve.
venison goulash recipe
With deer hunting season right around the corner and the ever-popular question of “how to cook with venison.” I wanted to mention that making venison goulash is a great way to use that ground venison meat in the freezer.
Follow the recipe below but swap out the ground beef for ground venison. The venison adds so much flavor to the goulash and is actually my favorite way to eat it.
There is no one answer to this question. Although ground beef is probably a favorite, other great meats include ground venison, beef chuck, stew meat (slow-cooked), and ground turkey.
Allow the goulash to fully cool before storing it in the fridge covered for up to 4 days. Or, alternatively, transfer the cooked goulash to an airtight container, and you can freeze the goulash for up to 3 months.
Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat until hot. If frozen, allow it to thaw first before reheating.
American goulash is a foodie’s dream dish! The pasta, meat, cheese, etc., etc., the sky is the limit when it comes to the flavor of this dish.
So, make sure you drop a comment below and let me know how it turned out!
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Dutch Oven Goulash
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 4 cups macaroni noodles 16oz
- 2 small onions diced
- 4 cups beef broth
- 3 cups canned diced tomatoes
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 ½ cups marinara sauce
- 1 tbsp of coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp each of pepper garlic powder, basil, oregano
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- Fresh parsley for garnishing.
- Cook ground beef and onions in the dutch oven on the stove until the meat is browned.
- As soon as the meat is browned, add in the remainder of the ingredients except for cheese and bring to a boil.
- Stir the ingredients every so often to keep from sticking to the bottom.
- Once the noodles are cooked through, stir the cheese in and top with fresh parsley.
- Serve immediately