Since this ends up on my meal plan nearly every week, I decided to share my Simple Goulash recipe
What you need:
2 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1/2 lb. ground beef
15 oz. can tomato sauce
Salt & Pepper to taste
What to do:
- Cook and drain macaroni. Meanwhile, brown hamburger in skillet*
- Combine macaroni, ground beef, and tomato sauce in pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
That’s it. You’re done. I’ve seen TONS of goulash recipes that are fancier, with all sorts of peppers, onions, and spices…but that’s not for me. I’m a goulash purist. Or, maybe this is just the “hillbilly” version. I don’t know. What I do know is that I grew up on this stuff, and it’s major comfort food for me, even in its simplicity.
*Note: If you’re like me, and use a lot of ground hamburger, you can make your life a lot simpler if you buy and cook it in bulk. Buy in family packs, brown in a skillet all at once. Allow it to cool, then freeze in quart sized freezer bags. When you need ground beef, just thaw out the amount needed for your recipe. I can’t tell you how much of a convenience this is, and your hamburger still tastes fine.