There’s a sweet Granny at our church, who often brings a big pot of macaroni noodles with tomato sauce and ground beef to church potluck meals. It’s somewhat similar to spaghetti without the strong Italian seasonings and somewhat like beefy mac in a stew form. Kids devour it.
She calls this meal Goulash. I always thought Goulash was a Hungarian dish, but apparently there is American Goulash as well. Google tells me that in some regions this dish is called American Chop Suey!
Whatever you call it, it’s frugal, kid-friendly comfort food. Here’s my allergy-friendly version:
Ground Beef Goulash (gluten-free)
- 2 lbs Ground Beef
- 2 Onions, chopped
- 3 cups Water
- 2 (15 ounce) cans Diced Tomatoes
- 3 Tbsp Tamari Sauce (for soy-free try coconut aminos)
- 3 Tbsp Tomato Paste (freeze leftovers in ice cube tray)
- 2 Tbsp Oregano
- 2 Tbsp Sucanat or sweetener of choice
- 2 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1-2 tsp Sea Salt, to taste
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 3 cups Gluten-Free Macaroni Noodles
- In a dutch oven, cook ground beef and onions until ground beef is done and onions are tender. Stir to break up the meat while cooking.
- Add remaining ingredients except macaroni noodles. Mix well and bring to a boil.
- Stir in macaroni noodles and return to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer about 30 minutes.
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