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American Goulash
with lemon garlic broccoli

Active: 30 minTotal: 50 min

Total comfort food, American goulash is an easy family favorite. Top this combination of classic beef ragu and noodles with some cheese and sour cream.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
American Goulash:
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, white and green parts combined
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Beef, ground - 1 lb
  • Tomatoes, crushed (15 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Tomatoes, diced and preferably fire-roasted (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Soy sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Macaroni, uncooked - 1 cup (sometimes labeled elbow macaroni)
  • Cheese, shredded Mexican blend - 1 cup
  • Sour cream - 1/4 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
Lemon Garlic Broccoli:
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Broccoli florets - 12 oz
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Onions / Garlic (for goulash and broccoli) / Broccoli - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C.
  2. While oven heats, heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then onions to heated oil. Saute until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add paprika, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper and saute for 1 minute more.
  3. Add beef and cook, breaking beef apart until browned, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain.
  4. Stir in garlic (portion for goulash), crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes (including liquid), water, and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer.
  5. While beef and sauce simmer, toss broccoli and garlic (portion for broccoli) with olive oil and salt. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast, shaking pan halfway through cooking, until broccoli is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Return to goulash and stir in macaroni. Cover and transfer to oven. Cook until macaroni is tender, 22 to 25 minutes. Top with cheese and return goulash to oven, uncovered, until cheese is melted (you can also turn the broiler on for a minute or two to get the cheese topping golden and bubbly).
  7. Squeeze lemon juice over broccoli.
  8. Top goulash with green onions and sour cream. Serve with broccoli on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (163)
Gluten-free (11)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (28)

This meal has 78 reviews

Yum...!! 'It's really good though!' from a very discerning boy. 😉 Super yum and the only thing I would add from fond memories of my childhood, is a can of corn to mix in. You're welcome! Lol

By: Carlene
Posted: Jan 15, 2020
Diet: Original

Would have preferred diced tomatoes over crushed or far less crushed tomatoes as it was more liquid than a stew.

By: Pearl
Posted: Dec 06, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Very good! Would definitely make again! Left out cheese and sour cream for lactose-intolerant husband and it was still great!

By: Julia
Posted: Jul 14, 2019
Diet: Original

This was a recipe my grandma used to make. I never knew what it was called. This was really easy and tasty too!

By: Rachel
Posted: Jun 04, 2019
Diet: Original

Loved this dish. Nice and hearty on a cold rainy day.

By: Eric
Posted: Feb 13, 2019
Diet: Original

My husband and I loved this dish! Even our 4-year-old son, who isn't always keen to try new foods, liked it! I will definitely be making this dish again.

By: Michelle
Posted: Apr 24, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian