I’m always on the lookout for easy recipes that require minimal ingredients. They’re great for those nights on the fly for our family, when what I’ve planned on the menu for that evening hasn’t turned out…for one reason or another. Y’all know what I’m talking about! Dishes like these, where I have all the ingredients I need handy in the pantry, are a lifesaver.

Oddly, I’d never had goulash before. To me, it was very reminiscent of Beefaroni – which reminds me of school lunches and childhood. Ground beef and macaroni are simmered in a rich, lightly spiced tomato sauce until it’s a thick stew. It’s classic lowbrow comfort food, but it’s delicious.

I’d imagine it would be great with all kinds of things thrown in as well… veggies, different proteins, beans, cheese, you name it! Definitely a great base for one of those clean out the fridge nights…

I like the simplicity of the basic version, though. Not to mention that when it’s made with ground sirloin and whole wheat pasta, it’s not terribly bad for you either. Better than the “heart attack in a sack” you might end up with otherwise on those busy nights.

Source: adapted from Feral Kitchen


  1. Posted October 27, 2014 at 5:16 PM | Permalink

    This goulash looks so delicious, especially love how simple and quick the recipe is… definitely perfect for a great weeknight meal!

  2. Kim in MD
    Posted October 27, 2014 at 6:59 PM | Permalink

    I have never had goulash, but this looks and sounds delicious. It reminds me of chili mac!

  3. Posted October 28, 2014 at 7:48 AM | Permalink

    I remember my mom making goulash when I was growing up and I wouldn’t touch it. However, now that I’m all grown up, this looks yummy! I will have to make it as sort of an ode to my mother!

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