Jun 3, 2012

My spin on Goulash

Ok, here is my own spin on goulash.  The picture doesn't so it justice..

1 box large macaroni noodles
1 lb. ground beef
1 green pepper
1 sweet yellow onion
1 jar of your favorite thick spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
Italian seasoning (2-3 tsp)
Smoked paprika (about 2-3 tsp)
minced garlic (1-2 cloves)
salt / pepper

Dice pepper and onion , saute in oil until tender.  Add ground beef.  Season with salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning and about 1 tsp. paprika.  (I usually add a little water, and cover it until the meat is cooked)  Drain.  Add the jar of sauce, add more Italian seasoning, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and another tsp of paprika.  You can add more or less depending on your own taste.  I tested it a few times and added more paprika until it tasted smokey and rich.

Cook macaroni noodles, and drain.  Add to the beef mixture.  Then add in the mozzarella and stir until melty, smokey and rich, ready to enjoy!