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This is alright. It definitely looks pretty however like a few others on here have pointed out it’s a little bland. I would try this recipe again but would alter it a little.
Hi Felicia, if a recipe tastes bland, that’s a good indication that you need to add more salt for your taste. So, just add salt!
I can’t wait to try this. I’m really a big fan of homemade dishes.
Sounds rather bland like my Mom made. I updated hers and used some diced green chilies, a couple of cans of RoTel tomatoes, some sliced black olives, some sliced mushrooms, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire and stirred in a cup of shredded Cheddar at the end. I did it all on the stove top and added the cooked macaroni at the end with the cheese. Yes, I used the parsley and seasonings. Oh and I also used diced green pepper with the onions and all the rest of the ingredients above. Garlic is good too.
Was very simple to make but lacked flavor and I even added garlic. Not something I would make again.
Hi Lois, sounds to me like you needed to add more salt. Try adding a bit more and I think you’ll find the dish has plenty of flavor.
Well said , this dish has plenty of yummy flavor .If you want more flavor then add more season salt . Thank you for this recipe Elise Bauer, because it’s a hit at my house ! : )
Hi Lois, I’m sorry to hear that you found this lacking flavor. Did you use salt? And the cayenne? It’s also a great idea to taste as you go because sometimes you might find you need more of this or less of that to suit your tastes. Thanks for your feedback.
Keeper, this dish was really good.
Simple & delicious❗️
I’m so glad you liked it Mel!
This a staple in our house! It brings my husband and I to our childhood, but better!
Love this! Quick and easy to make. Don’t have to buy ingredients that you would probably use again. I had everything in my cupboard!
We loved it! I will definitely make this again. Next time though I will go easier on the chili peppers….lol
Love Love Love this recipe!!!! A+++++
I wish you still had you older recipe. I have it, and I’ve been making it for years. A favorite for my 6 year old, I freeze portions and send it to school for her lunch. Your original specified Vegesal seasoned salt, which I bought online, and it really makes it. Also, I like to saute the onions separately, after cooking the ground beef, then adding back the ground beef. The onions are much better this way. It is more work.
Not a goulash fan but I gave this a try. Very pleasantly surprised! Quick and easy to make and the kiddos claimed I was the best cooker ever!
Great. We really enjoyed, much better than my old family recipe for “goulash”.
I saved a step by putting the uncooked pasta in the pot with the can of tomatoes and a half can of water. Instead of pepper flakes I added hot sauce when I put in the spices. Also for more moisture I added fresh sliced mushrooms. Turned down the heat and let it simmer for about ten to twenty minutes. Came out perfect. Just like the picture.
This is comfort food at its finest in my house! My husband absolutely devours this dish every time I make it, and even gets excited about leftovers. He even makes sure that we have celery seed whenever he does the grocery shopping! I add a small can of tomato sauce for extra juiciness, and use rotini pasta instead of elbow macaroni. The spirals of the pasta help the meat sauce stick to every bite. I have made this dish with ground turkey and ground pork and it’s still just as wonderful. Thank you for this recipe, Elise! You make me look good!
Can this be frozen?
Hi Amm, I haven’t tried freezing it but I don’t see why it couldn’t be frozen. If you try it, please let us know how it turns out for you!
Best practice would be freeze it without the noodles. Thaw and heat the sauce, meat, and veggies while your noodles cook.
We always called this dish “Iowa Goulash,” & have been eating it for years. Everybody loves it, but I use a lot of garlic & large onion for meat and a small one for the sauce which I put together separately in another pan while cooking the meat. Have boiled to soften up a large green pepper ahead & cut it in pieces for the sauce along with crushed tomatoes & mushrooms – then mix the whole mess together and chow down! YUM, the simple meals can be the most delicious.
Made this tonight. I added a can of Rotel, a can of tomato sauce and added an extra tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. I also season my beef with garlic salt. Yummy! Big hit!
Very bland and very dry. I put more seasoning in and added a can of tomato sauce.