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    American Goulash

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    davianng's Note:

    Growing up in Boston, I never knew that this 50's "once-a-week-at-home dinner" and "once-a-week-at-school lunch" was a regional dish! I still make this probably once every 2 weeks. Easy, cheap and comfort food all rolled into one huge pot! (It is always called American Chop Suey here, but while I was living in LA friends called it Goulash - so I've compromised!)

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    Serves: 8-10



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    1. 1
      Brown ground beef, onion and pepper.
    2. 2
      Season with garlic salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Add tomatoes and tomato sauce.
    4. 4
      Simmer 10 minutes while macaroni is cooking.
    5. 5
      Boil macaroni al dente, drain, rinse.
    6. 6
      Return macaroni to pot, add beef mixture.
    7. 7
      Serve in bowls with shredded cheese.
    8. 8
      Even better left over and reheated (add a little tomato juice when reheating, if too dry).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 04, 2009


      American Chop Suey. My favorite food of all time. I make it with spaghetti sauce instead of the diced tomatoes/tomato sauce on occasion. They call it goulash in the Midwest too. Mushrooms and a stiff shot of garlic and Italian seasonings make great additions too. Way better the next day with a chunk of butter added. Wicked good!

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    • on September 19, 2009

      My family loves this recipe. We like it best when I omit the pasta and spoon the goulash over a bowl of mashed potatoes.

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    • on September 04, 2009


      I've always heard of goulash but I have never eaten it before until last night. I made this last night and my daughter and I thought it was very good! It was so simple and quick to make. The only thing that i changed was the BELL PEPPERS! Believe me we are not finicky eaters around here except for BELL PEPPERS(LOL) so of course I left them out and I did grate in 2 cloves of garlic. I was too tired last night to grate the cheese so we ate without and it was fine that way but tonight I look forward to adding the cheese. By the way this will feed an army! It made a big pot full! Thanks for sharing this recipe I will make it again and again i'm sure! =)

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    Nutritional Facts for American Goulash

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 437.3
    Calories from Fat 129
    Total Fat 14.4 g
    Saturated Fat 6.5 g
    Cholesterol 53.3 mg
    Sodium 416.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
    Sugars 7.8 g
    Protein 23.6 g

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