Spicy Goulash using Ground Beef
This spicy goulash is a hearty, flavorful cheesy goulash with pasta and ground beef that all spice lovers will crave again and again!
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 pound ground beef lean
- ½ tsp salt more to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 can Rotel 14.5 ounces, undrained
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 3 cups macaroni uncooked (or other small pasta)
- 4 cups beef broth or stock (can also use chicken)
- 2 Tbsp paprika sweet or smoked (smoked will be spicier)
- 1 tsp oregano dry
- 1 tsp marjoram dry
- 1 tsp basil dry
- 2 cups pepper Jack cheese shredded (or cheddar)
To Dutch oven or heavy pot on medium heat, add onion, ground beef, paprika, and herbs.
Cook, stirring and breaking up ground beef, for 10-15 minutes or until ground beef is browned and onions are translucent. Drain off any excess fat.
Add salt and black pepper.
Add undrained can of Rotel, tomato paste, macaroni (other other pasta), broth, paprika, and herbs. Stir and mash tomato paste to incorporate into mixture. (Note that I love to use my silicone spatula for this.)
Bring the mixture to a boil on high heat. Then, turn heat down to low (about 2). Cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
Uncover. Turn heat off. Add cheese and stir. Let sit until cheese is melted. Stir and serve.
Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1084mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1980IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 363mg | Iron: 5mg