American Goulash

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

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