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Easy American Goulash

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My wonderful sister gets all the credit for this major family-pleaser!  She has been making a meaty version of this recipe for years–it is her family’s absolute favorite meal–and I finally got her to share it with me!  My whole family went crazy for it too, so of course I’m doing the only logical thing and sharing this vegetarian version with all of you.

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This is one of those go-to recipes that is pretty much impossible to screw up, and you can modify it to fit whatever you happen to have on hand.  Thanks Beth!

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Here is what you need:

1/3 large onion
1 box macaroni noodles (corkscrews, penne, spiral, or shells would probably work too)
1 package vegetarian protein crumbles (or 1 lb ground beef or turkey, if you prefer real meat)
4 tablespoons butter
2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, lightly drained.
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon italian seasoning
1 can tomato sauce
1 can corn, drained (frozen corn or peas also work)
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided
sour cream for topping
 
 
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Step 1: Dice 1/3 cup onion; boil water for noodles. Cook according to package directions for minimum amount of time.

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Step 2: Melt butter in large saucepan (not necessary if using real meat). Brown “beef” for 5 minutes over medium-high heat.

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Step  3: Add tomatoes & seasoning, then sauté for 5 more minutes.

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Step 4: Add tomato sauce & corn; remove from heat.

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Step 5: Drain noodles and return to saucepan; add tomato mixture to noodles, then stir in 1 cup cheese.

Easy American Goulash | American Goulash Recipe | Main Course Ideas | Vegetarian Food | Healthy Food | American Chop Suey | Classic American Goulash

Step 6: Transfer to greased baking dish & sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

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Step 7: Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted.

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Step 8: To serve, spoon onto plate and top with dollop of sour cream.

 

Easy American Goulash | American Goulash Recipe | Main Course Ideas | Vegetarian Food | Healthy Food | American Chop Suey | Classic American Goulash

6 Comments

  1. February 17 at 12:54PM

    Yum I need to make this!

  2. Quimara
    March 26 at 03:17AM

    Is that the Morning Star “meat crumbles”

  3. Megan
    October 15 at 03:35PM

    I am definitely making this! Sounds delicious, looks easy, and I always have these items on hand. What size can of tomato sauce do you use?? Thanks 🙂