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italian goulash

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Christie Sheffe
West Milford, NJ

This is what my grandmother and my mother called it. It's been a family favortie for decades, starting with my grandmother. Actually, I'm sure my grandmother got this off the back of a box of pasta. Very easy and quick. Great for busy families, singles, college students, whomever !!!!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For italian goulash

  • 1 box
    ronzoni medium shells pasta
  • 1 lg
    onion, cut into 3/4" pieces
  • 2 can
    tomato puree
  • 3 lb
    80%lean ground beef

How To Make italian goulash

  • 1
    Cut up onion into 3/4 inch pieces. In large pot or dutch oven, brown meat and onions together. Meat should be cooked through and onions tender.
  • 2
    Stir in 2 cans tomato puree to meat and onions and simmer on low.
  • 3
    While the meat mixture is simmering, cook pasta according to package directions. You can even start this step while the meat and onions are browning to save some time. I always add a little olive oil to the water to keep the pasta from sticking. Drain and add to meat mixture. Stir to combine well. Remove from heat. Let sit for about 20 minutes for meat mixture to absorb into the pasta, then serve. Season with salt if desired.