G-man's Elbow Goulash

G-man's Elbow Goulash Recipe

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G. L.


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

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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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
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

How to Make G-man's Elbow Goulash


  • 1bring pasta water to a boil with 2 Tbl. salt but don't add pasta until sauce is simmering for last 15 min.
  • 2in 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.).
  • 3add burger and cook untill done thru and browned slightly(about 10 min.).
  • 4add Tom. paste and beef base & cook for about 3 min.
  • 5add wine and let cook another 2 min.
  • 6add diced toms. Thyme & Basil , soup , beef gravy , Worcestershire & hot sauce.
  • 7reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 min.-
  • 8after 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.).
  • 9drain (but don't rinse) pasta and add to simmering sauce
  • 10simmer for another 5 min. stiring often
  • 11if sauce seems to dry add retained tomato liquid one Tbl at a time until sauce is as wet looking as you like.
  • 12serve with fresh ground black pepper & grated Romano cheese to taste

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About G-man's Elbow Goulash

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

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