Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bobby's Goulash

I've never had goulash, but this recipe reminds me of chili mac without the beans.  Love one pot meals!

The reviews of this recipe were mixed about the seasonings.  Many said they would not use as much salt the next time they made it.  I suggest adding the seasonings a little at a time, tasting each time.

This recipe and photo is from the Food Network, courtesy of Paula Deen.


2 pounds lean ground beef
2 large yellow onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups water
2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
3 bay leaves
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

House Seasoning:

1 cup salt
1/4 cup pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Mix the ingredients together and store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months. Use as a seasoning on meat and when cooking vegetables.


In a Dutch oven, saute the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking up the meat while sauteing. Spoon off any grease. 

Add the onions and garlic and saute until they are tender, about 5 minutes. 

Add 3 cups water, along with the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, House Seasoning, and seasoned salt. Stir well. 

Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. 

Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves.  Allow the mixture to sit about 30 minutes more before serving.
Serve with garlic bread and a salad.

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

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