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Grandma's American Goulash

A saucy American ground beef & pasta dish laden with a blend of cheeses and simmered to savory perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 603kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups cavatelli pasta
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat, add the ground beef, olive oil, garlic, & onions and stir everything together, breaking the meat up as you go- cooking until the meat is browned and cooked through. Drain, and return the mixture to the pot.
  • Stir in the water, broth, both tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and bay leaves. Lower the heat, bringing the mixture to a simmer. Cover, and let cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Stir in the pasta, cover, and continue simmering an additional 30 minutes- stirring occasionally, until the pasta's cooked through.
  • Remove the bay leaves, and salt & pepper, to taste. Stir in the mozzarella cheese until evenly combined.
  • Serve immediately, scooping into bowls, and topping with the shredded cheddar.

Notes

recipe adapted from My Incredible Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 3.2mg