Simple to prepare and so delicious, this Easy Healthy Goulash is the ultimate comfort food. This is perfect for a busy weeknight or a cozy Sunday dinner at home.
This is the ultimate comfort food and one of those quick dinner ideas that you will want to make over and over again. It just goes to show you that you can have those favorites and still eat healthy.
This meal is perfect with a large, green salad on a cold winter night. Oh and maybe a glass of red wine 🙂
It really helps me and I truly appreciate it. I always hate to ask but sometimes people can be cruel and leave bad reviews for silly reasons. They will completely substitute most of the ingredients in my recipe and tell me how bad it was.
It’s so frustrating. I always appreciate honest feedback but only if you make my actual recipe!
Ok, back to this pot of deliciousness. No more complaining, I promise.
This is actually one of those meals that my whole family will eat and actually enjoys. My kids are all really great eaters, but they each have one or two things that they can be picky about.
I am sure many of you parents out there can relate.
As frustrating and infuriating it can be at times, please keep offering them the foods they don’t like. They just might come back one day and try it.
Now notice I said try it and not love it.
We never can anticipate what they will love, but trying new foods is always a wonderful start. And I am always very appreciate of that.
It’s the small victories, right?
As much as my kids devoured this and asked me to make it again, one of them didn’t like the chunky tomatoes.
And started to pick them out with his fingers.
Deep breaths, Lauren.
Atlas he ate the rest of it?
Again, small victories.
My Healthier Version of Goulash
- 2 pounds lean ground beef ( I used 97% lean, but you can also use ground turkey or chicken)
- 2 large yellow onions, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 cups water
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce ( I used organic, low sodium)
- 2(14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (make sure to use wheat-free)
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce (wheat-free)
- 2 tablespoons dried Italian herb seasoning ( I used a blend of basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram and rosemary)
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3 bay leaves
- 1/4 cup white sharp cheddar, shredded ( I used organic reduced fat sharp white cheddar)
- 2 cups uncooked gluten-free elbow macaroni
- In a large Dutch oven, cook and stir the ground beef over medium-high heat, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until the meat is no longer pink and has started to brown, about 10 minutes. Skim off excess fat, and stir in the onions and garlic. Cook and stir the meat mixture until the onions are translucent, about 10 more minutes.
- Stir in water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, paprika, dry mustard and salt, and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the macaroni, cover, and simmer over low heat until the pasta is tender, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, discard bay leaves, and top with shredded cheese. Mix well and serve.
Kids love this too, it’s almost like a healthy hamburger helper? Maybe a little bit?
If they are young enough I bet they will believe it!
Serving Size 1/8 of recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
*Nutritional information provided by www.caloriecount.com, not 100% guaranteed accurate
Trust me, you need to make this soon. It’s easy, healthy and delicious. It’s my kind of perfect!
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