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Easy One Pot American Goulash Recipe for Two

Easy One Pot American Goulash

This easy one pot American Goulash meal is perfect for a dinner for two. It’s beefy, saucy and packed with tomatoes and macaroni.

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There is no need to precook the pasta and it’s ready in just 40 minutes. You can substitute the beef with ground chicken or turkey.

How to make Easy One Pot American Goulash:

In a medium saucepan, cook onion and ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. If you’re using fresh diced garlic, add it with the onion. Drain the grease.

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ground beef and onion cooking in a sauce pan with a wooden spoon

Add garlic (if using jar garlic), diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, water, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, black pepper, and elbow macaroni to the pan. Mix well and bring to a boil.

goulash cooking in a pan with a wooden spoon

Reduce to medium-low heat, cover the pan and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.

Remove from heat and serve immediately!

Easy One Pot American Goulash Recipe for two

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Yield: 2 servings

Easy One Pot American Goulash Recipe

Easy One Pot American Goulash Recipe

This easy one pot American Goulash meal is perfect for a weeknight dinner for two. It's beefy, saucy and packed with tomatoes and macaroni. There is no need to precook the pasta and is ready in just 40 minutes. You can substitute the beef with ground chicken or turkey.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 clove jarred minced garlic
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes (un-drained)
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup elbow macaroni (uncooked)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, cook onion and ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. If you’re using fresh diced garlic, add it with the onion. Drain the grease.
  2. Add garlic (if using jar garlic), diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, water, Italian seasoning, seasoned salt, black pepper, and elbow macaroni to the pan. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to medium-low heat, cover pan and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 576 Saturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 80mg Sodium: 1564mg Carbohydrates: 61g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 16g Protein: 29g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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