Grandmas Goulash, not Grandma’s Goulash… My recipe is a combination of both of my grandma’s recipes, one of them used tomato sauce and the other used tomato paste. It’s the tomato paste that gives it the great flavor (well that and the parmesan!)… I use lean ground sirloin (the leanest) or ground round (the next leanest) and it works perfectly. This is one of those meals that tastes even better the next day… try it, I just know you will LOVE it! Goulash is one of those quick meals that is the ultimate in comfort food! Comfort food doesn’t always have to be unhealthy…
Start by chopping one onion (however much you like, or none if you prefer)… Add a little olive oil to a large skillet (or large pan if you don’t have a saucepan large enough to cook everything in).
Add 1 pound of ground sirloin (or other hamburger), and cook until done. Drain off excess fat.
Add 1-15 oz. can of tomato sauce, about 1 cup of water, 1 can of tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste. If it gets too thick add a little more water.
Simmer (not boil, just until you see little bubbles on the edges) for one hour on low. I usually have the lid cracked so all the liquid doesn’t evaporate.
After the meat sauce has simmered for about 30 minutes, turn on a large pot of water to boil the 2 cups of elbow macaroni. Follow package direction for the macaroni noodles (or similar shape, can also use egg noodles if you prefer) until done. Drain, and add to meat sauce. Give it a good stir.
Now it’s ready to dish up! Add a veggie and/or a salad and you’ve got one great meal! Click HERE to print the recipe…
Brown 1 pound Ground Sirloin (or ground round, etc.) in a large saucepan, drain any excess fat.
Add 1 diced Onion, cook until hamburger is done and onion is tender.
To the meat add: 1-15 oz. can of Tomato Sauce, 1 cup Water, 1 can Tomato Paste and Salt & Pepper to taste.
Simmer 1 hour.
Cook 2 cups of elbow macaroni as directed on package. Drain and add to meat mixture.
Serve with Parmesan Cheese.
Note: You can also add a little cheese and bake it the next day to change it a little. My preference is to leave it as is, you just can’t beat it!
Catch you back here tomorrow!