No kidding, the sauce is the real game-changer in this recipe.

 


Ingredients:


2 pounds ground beef

2 cups raw elbow macaroni

8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 cups water

1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon sugar

Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:


In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat as necessary.

Add the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic to the pot, cooking until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

Incorporate the water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (with juice), Italian seasoning, paprika, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper, and if desired, add crushed red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 15 minutes to meld the flavors.

Stir in the elbow macaroni, continuing to simmer until the pasta is cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.

Adjust seasonings to taste before serving.

Serve your One Pot Goulash piping hot, and bask in the warmth and satisfaction it brings to your table. This timeless dish not only offers a taste of Hungarian tradition but also promises to become a cherished favorite among your family and friends. Enjoy the simple pleasure of a meal made with love, and let the comforting flavors of Goulash fill your home.