this little dish has gotten so many hits from being featured in the all free casserole's e-cookbook.. which i am honored to be a part of.. i decided to revisit it.. make it a tad different.. but believe me no major changes.. if you like the other way by all means continue to make it that way.. or maybe try this different way and see which one you like best.. but again very small change.. i promise.. now the original post can be found here.. i love goulash and it invokes such fond childhood memories.. it's also one of shell's favorites.. so i love to make it come fall it just brings a smile to my face..
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 30 minutes
1 lb ground turkey (ground beef obviously would work too ha)
1 small onion, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
1 can of diced tomatoes (we like to use the mexican ones but any kind or unflavored will do)
1 can of tomato paste
1 tblsp. smokey hot paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt and a ton of pepper
macaroni cooked according to package (16 oz. box or package)
cook macaroni according to package reserve 1/2 a cup of the starchy pasta water before draining.. while its cooking in a large skillet heat up two turns around the pan with olive oil over medium heat.. add onions and peppers.. cook until soft about 7 minutes.. add turkey and cook until no longer pink.. add tomato paste, 1/4 of a cup of starchy pasta water, paprika and garlic powder.. cook another few minutes you want your tomato paste and pasta water to form a thick rich tomato sauce.. then add your can of diced tomato and salt and A LOT of pepper.. cook another 3-4 minutes.. add cooked macaroni and stir until all well incorporated and cook another 15-20 minutes on low.. check for seasoning and consistency if it's seems to dry add the remaining 1/4 cup of pasta water..I always serve it with wheat sandwich bread and butter.. i put my goulash in my bread and fold over like a taco.. super yummy..
enjoy and get cook'n!!
i am so excited to be featured on this great site and included in their e-cookbook.. take alook it can be found here.. e-cookbook..