This modernized goulash recipe, with ground chuck, bell peppers, spaghetti sauce, and cheddar cheese cooks all in one pot – even the pasta!
Goulash is originally a Hungarian recipe, but has been Americanized and modernized in more recent years. It is a rustic stew or soup made with beef and vegetables and usually seasoned with paprika.
- 1 ½ lbs. ground chuck
- 1 lb. elbow macaroni
- ½ green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (28 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
- 4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
- Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain, cover, and set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the beef until fully cooked. Drain off the fat. Add the onion, green pepper and seasonings. Cook for about 5 minutes to soften veggies and allow flavors to blend.
- Stir in the spaghetti sauce, cover and heat thoroughly. Reduce heat, carefully fold in the cooked macaroni and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
- Serve immediately.