G-man's Elbow Goulash Recipe

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G-man's Elbow Goulash

G. L.

By
@GManCooks

on the table in about an hour , add a simple salad & some bread or rolls & dinner is done ( even better reheated the next day )


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
dry elbow pasta ( cooked but firm )
1-1 1/4 lb
ground beef ( or meat loaf mix )
1 can(s)
campbells condensed tomato soup
1 jar(s)
beef gravy (heinz)
1 Tbsp
"better than bullion" beef base
1 can(s)
petite diced tomatoes drained ( drain but keep liquid )
2 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 medium
yellow or white onion diced medium
1 medium
carrot peeled and shredded
2 large
ribs celery diced medium
1/2
red and 1/2 green med/small bell peppers diced medium
1/4 c
red wine (optional ) you can sub. the liquid drained from diced toms.
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
hot sauce of choice( i prefer franks for this recipe )
1 tsp
1 heavy tea. each dried thyme & dried basil
2 Tbsp
olive oil ( or any oil )
2 Tbsp
+ 1 heavy pinch salt(kosher)
black pepper to taste
grated romano cheese as desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
bring pasta water to a boil with 2 Tbl. salt but don't add pasta until sauce is simmering for last 15 min.
2
in high sided 12" saute pan over med.high heat saute peppers, celery ,carrot and onion with a good pinch of salt and 2 Tbl. of olive oil until onion is translucent(about 5 min.).
3
add burger and cook untill done thru and browned slightly(about 10 min.).
4
add Tom. paste and beef base & cook for about 3 min.
5
add wine and let cook another 2 min.
6
add diced toms. Thyme & Basil , soup , beef gravy , Worcestershire & hot sauce.
7
reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 min.-
8
after sauce has simmered 5 min. add pasta to boiling water, boil until almost but not quite done (time depends on how soft you usually cook your pasta but about 10 min.).
9
drain (but don't rinse) pasta and add to simmering sauce
10
simmer for another 5 min. stiring often
11
if sauce seems to dry add retained tomato liquid one Tbl at a time until sauce is as wet looking as you like.
12
serve with fresh ground black pepper & grated Romano cheese to taste

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #easy, #weeknight