Looking for a dinner idea that combines the comfort of pasta with the heartiness of a stew? Look no further than our delectable One-Pot Goulash Fusion! This dish takes inspiration from the classic Central and Eastern European goulash but adds a twist with American-style ingredients, resulting in a creamy and savory family meal. Plus, it’s a breeze to prepare, with minimal cleanup required, and can be on the table in just 30 minutes!
What Sets Our Goulash Fusion Apart:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 finely chopped onion
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
- 1 can (15 ounces) of beef broth
- 1 can (15 ounces) of tomato sauce
- 1 can (15 ounces) of diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
- 2 teaspoons of dried Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon of ground paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 2 cups of elbow macaroni
- 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- Optional: Chopped fresh herbs like parsley, chives, or dill for garnish
- Begin by heating 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the finely chopped onion and sauté until it becomes slightly softened, which should take around 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
- Add the ground beef to the pot, breaking it into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook the beef until it turns brown and there is no pink left, approximately 5 minutes. If excess liquid or fat accumulates, drain most of it and discard.
- Now, it’s time to introduce the rich flavors. Pour in the beef broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup of water, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, Italian seasoning, paprika, and ground black pepper. Give it all a good stir to combine, and let the mixture return to a simmer.
- Add the elbow macaroni to the simmering pot and allow it to cook for about 12 minutes or until the macaroni turns tender, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the pot from heat and gently fold in the grated sharp cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted into the sauce, creating a luxurious, creamy texture.
- For an elegant touch, top your One-Pot Goulash Fusion with freshly chopped herbs like parsley, chives, or dill, if desired.
Voila! You’ve just whipped up a unique and satisfying dinner that’s ready in a snap, making it perfect for those busy evenings when you need a quick, delicious meal on the table. Enjoy your fusion of flavors!
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