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Goulash Recipe

Goulash Recipe

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Welcome to our hearty and comforting recipes section! Today, we’re sharing a delicious and savory Goulash recipe that’s sure to be a hit. This recipe combines ground turkey sausage and ground turkey with a rich tomato sauce and flavorful spices. Perfect for a cozy family dinner, this dish is both satisfying and easy to make. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground turkey sausage
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce (with Italian spices)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (jarred type is fine)

Instructions:

Step 1: Cook the Meat

  1. Brown the Meat: In a large skillet or pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the ground turkey sausage, ground turkey, and finely chopped onion. Cook until the meat is browned and the onion is tender, about 5-7 minutes. Drain any excess fat.

Step 2: Add Vegetables and Spices

  1. Add Garlic and Peppers: Stir in the minced garlic and finely chopped red bell pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the peppers start to soften.
  2. Add Spices: Add the red pepper flakes, dried oregano, dried basil, and black pepper. Stir to combine.

Step 3: Add Tomatoes and Sauces

  1. Add Tomato Sauce and Diced Tomatoes: Stir in the can of tomato sauce (with Italian spices) and the can of diced tomatoes.
  2. Add Soy Sauce and Bouillon: Add the soy sauce and the beef bouillon cube. Stir until the bouillon cube is dissolved.

Step 4: Simmer

  1. Simmer: Bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer uncovered for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Step 5: Cook the Macaroni

  1. Cook Macaroni: While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the uncooked macaroni and cook according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Step 6: Combine and Serve

  1. Combine Macaroni and Sauce: Stir the cooked macaroni into the sauce mixture, making sure everything is well combined.
  2. Serve: Serve hot, garnished with fresh herbs or grated cheese if desired. Enjoy your hearty and comforting Goulash!

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Meat: Feel free to substitute the ground turkey and turkey sausage with ground beef or pork sausage if you prefer.
  • Spices: Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes to suit your preferred level of spiciness.
  • Vegetables: Add more vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini for extra nutrition and flavor.

Variations

Cheesy Goulash

Stir in 1-2 cups of shredded cheese (such as cheddar or mozzarella) to the goulash before serving for a cheesy twist.

Vegetable Goulash

Add 1 cup of chopped vegetables such as zucchini, mushrooms, or spinach to the sauce for added flavor and nutrients.

Beef Goulash

Replace the ground turkey and turkey sausage with 1 pound of ground beef for a traditional beef goulash.

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Spicy Goulash

Increase the amount of red pepper flakes and add a chopped jalapeño for a spicier version.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this goulash ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the goulash a day in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stove over medium heat, adding a splash of water or broth if needed.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover goulash in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove before serving.

Can I freeze this goulash?

Yes, you can freeze the goulash. Let it cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

What can I serve with this goulash?

Serve goulash with a side of garlic bread, a simple green salad, or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

How can I make the goulash healthier?

Use whole wheat macaroni, add more vegetables, and use low-sodium tomato sauce and soy sauce to make the goulash healthier.

Goulash is a hearty and comforting dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With its rich flavors and satisfying ingredients, it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy making and sharing this delicious goulash with your loved ones!

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