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Jessica’s Groovy Goulash February 22, 2011

Filed under: Rachael Ray — kariryerson @ 10:50 am

I was drawn to this Rachael Ray: 30 Minute Comfort Food meal because it looked so much like the one my mom made growing up. Though, this one had a few more spices and sour cream. While the hubs thought it was a little bland, I loved it as it brought back the memories of eating goulash as a kid.


  • 1/2 lb elbow macaroni cooked until al dente
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oul
  • 2lb ground beef chuck, or ground beef, pork and veal mix
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh marjoram, or 1 tsp dried (per normal, I used dried)
  • 14 oz can crush tomatoes or chunky crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, or reduced fat sour cream
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


While the water is heating for the pasta, heat a deep skillet over medium high heat. Brown the ground meat in a little olive oil, break meat up with a spoon (I rarely use oil to brown meat, instead using the fat in the meat). Add onion, garlic and seasonings to the pot and cook another 5 minutes. Mix in tomatoes and heat through, then stir in sour cream.

Drain cooked macaroni and add to pot, combining meat and macaroni. Garnish with parsley.


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