This goulash is not only quick and easy to make, but it's also very satisfying. It can be made with any pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce. I make mine with Hunt's Garlic & Herb Spaghetti Sauce. I do add red pepper flakes, which gives this goulash a 'bit of a kick'. It's comfort food at it's best!
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 of one large onion, finely chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced (Or use 1 tsp. garlic powder)
Lawry's Seasoning Salt, add according to taste
black pepper, add according to taste
1-1/4 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2-1/2 cups Hunts Spaghetti Sauce or Pasta Sauce
dried parsley flakes, optional
Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese, optional
In a large deep skillet, add the ground beef, onion, and garlic.
Season the beef mixture with the seasoned salt & black pepper.
(While the beef mixture is browning, start cooking the macaroni according to package directions. I cooked mine for 9 minutes.)
Once the beef mixture is done cooking, drain off any excess grease.
Place the beef mixture back in the skillet, and then add the red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and the pasta sauce. Simmer over low heat while you finish cooking the macaroni; stirring the meat sauce frequently.
When the macaroni is done cooking, drain it, then add it to the meat sauce, and finishing heating it through.
Once heated through; sprinkle on a bit of dried parsley flakes.
Serve immediately, and top with a bit of grated parmesan cheese.
Yields: 4 - 5 servings
Photo of Goulash topped with Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese.