American Goulash

macaroni, hamburger and tomato casserole
American Goulash


1 pound ground beef
1 medium yellow or white onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 – 15 ounce canned tomato sauce
1 14.5 ounce canned diced tomatoes
1.5 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup water
2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash’s Original Seasoning
1 dried bay leaf
1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
seasoning salt to taste
Pinch of sugar
1.5 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

In a large pan, cook the meat over medium heat, breaking up hamburger as it cooks into small pieces. Cook until meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Stir in onions and garlic. Cook and stir until onions are translucent.

While hamburger is cooking, half-cook the macaroni, rinse with cold water, drain.

Add to meat mixture: water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, bouillon cube and, seasonings. Bring mixture to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring now and then.

Stir in the cooked pasta, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust water & seasonings if needed. Remove from heat, discard bay leaf. Garnish with chopped, cooked green pepper (opt.)


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