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American Goulash

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 39983
cook method: oven, stovetop
American Goulash Recipe
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2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 jar (28 ounce size) spaghetti sauce
8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2 1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray

In a large skillet, brown ground beef, onion, and green bell pepper over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink, stirring frequently. Drain off excess liquid. Add spaghetti sauce, macaroni, water, garlic salt, and black pepper; mix well.

Pour the mixture into baking dish. Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover; top with Mozzarella cheese and bake 15 to 20 minutes more, or until cheese has melted and casserole is heated through.

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825 calories, 52 grams fat, 52 grams carbohydrates, 37 grams protein per serving.
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Love this recipe. It's a "go to" dish on busy days or when I just don't have another plan already for dinner. Whole family loves it.

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Member since: May 9, 2010
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Total comfort food!

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I didn't read the recipe right and had started cooking the macaroni before I saw that it said to add it uncooked. I cooked it aldente instead and omitted the water from the recipe and baked it and did everything else as directed. It turned out delicious!

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Feb 19, 2011

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Delicious but why did at least half of my noodles almost disintegrate? I stirred 1/2 thru so noodles on top would not get crusty and underneath a lot of noodles looked like melted cheese. Ended up with mostly hamburger and the sauce. Next I make it I think I'll cook noodles first and maybe even double the noodles, forget the water - and liked the idea of adding a can of diced tomatoes. I've never hear of the one ingredient a lot of people were adding - can't remember the name now as not on that page.

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This was a great recipe, and there really are many variations you could do with this particular dish. Velveeta cheese thinned out with a little bit of milk makes for super cheesy, which my little brothers and I like to do, or you could half and half spicy italian sausage with the beef (awesome), or omit the beef and just add diced pieces of polish sausage with jalapeno, and rice instead of the noodles. Thanks for this!

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do you let the macaroni get soft or do you just pour the whole thing into a pan and it will harden by itself in the oven?

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I am a cook for a childcare center and I cooked this for about 60 Kids. They LOVED it!! I did not get much of anything back on the plates! I cooked the recipe as directed except I put a couple cans of Rotel just for a little more flavor.. Very good Recipe!

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Great recipe...awesome add ins, to save time, I cooked the macaronii according to the directions on the box (taking 5 min. off) while browning the meat, mixed it all together, topped it with cheese and baked for 10-15 min instead of 30-45

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What a great dish! Every week a group of ten people get together and introduce new dishes and last week I tried cooking this one. It went over very well! Thank you!

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My husband said he never liked goulash until I made this recipt. It was soo yummy. I had 2 helpings, and so did he. Just great!!!!!

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Aug 21, 2009

Guest Foodie
Is it me or does this sound just like the macaroni we used to get in the school cafeteria lunch? I loved it!

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Tasted great and easy to make.