Beefy Goulash

What is Goulash? After reading up on goulash, I did add paprika.  I also add paprika to my deviled eggs, maybe I will start calling them goulash eggs?  I joke and I digress.

This was an incredibly tasty meal.  I used turkey instead of hamburger meat as I like to be difficult and experimental.  I also used two different pastas as that’s what I had on hand.



  • 2 lbs uncooked 95% lean ground beef
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 oz uncooked elbow macaroni


  1. Place the ground beef in a large dutch oven and bring over medium heat. Cook, breaking up with a spoon or spatula, until the meat is browned and in small pieces. Drain the grease from the pan. Add the onions and garlic and stir together. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add the water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, seasoned salt, paprika and black pepper and stir together. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cover the pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Add the macaroni and stir until well combined. Re-cover the pot and simmer for 20-25 minutes until the macaroni is cooked through. Remove from heat, stir and remove the bay leaves. Allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving.

I started cooking this in a pot that I thought was going to be big enough, boy was I wrong!  I had to grab a bigger pot so please make sure you have a monsterous pot!

I know what I will be eating for the next week.


Cocoa Black

I'm a female, therefore I get to change my opinion at any time I wish. I do it often.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Gifted Likexmas

    Freezer baby! Spread out the goodness!

    1. Cocoa Black

      Yes, the freezer has become my friend again.

  2. Gifted Likexmas

    Oh .. and … a paprika sprinkle on deviled eggs is absolutely delicious!!! Also adding diced jalapenos to the yolk mix is an excellent idea.

  3. Cocoa Black

    I usually use cayanne pepper but the jalapenos is a good idea. Sadly, I’m the only on in my family who can take the spicy foods.

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