This really is the absolute BEST goulash I’ve ever had. It is really simple, and is even better reheated. My 4 year old actually ate it, and anyone who knows him knows that he is a SUPER picky eater.
2 lbs lean ground beef
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups water
2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning (I didn’t use this)
3 bay leaves (I didn’t use this either)
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Paula Deen’s House Seasoning (Again, didn’t use this in mine)
1 tbsp salt
2 cups elbow macaroni
*I added garlic powder, seasoning salt, and a little pepper to mine.
Get recipe for Paula’s House Seasoning HERE
In large pot, cook ground beef over medium heat until browned, spoon off any extra grease. Add onion and garlic, saute until transparent. Add 3 cups of water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, all seasonings, soy sauce, and bay leaves (if you choose to use them). Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add macaroni and allow to simmer an additional 20 minutes or until tender. Remove bay leaves before serving.
This stuff is GOOD!!!
***** SOME PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED THAT THE RECIPE IS TOO SALTY. THIS IS THE RECIPE THAT IS DIRECTLY FROM PAULA DEEN. I DIDN’T THINK IT WAS TOO SALTY, BUT I LOVE SALTY FOOD. YOU CAN CUT DOWN ON THE SALT THE RECIPE CALLS FOR IF YOU’D LIKE.. TASTE AS YOU GO AND ADD MORE IF NEEDED****