Cheesy Baked Goulash

 




 

Classic American beef casserole with a cheesy kick like a dining room made by the ladies - great comfort food. Also known as American Chop Suey, chili mac, or just goulash, this easy dinner recipe will become a standard in your home.

 

Most of my generation Goulash will remember the old school. Add a lot of cheese. I'm in the dining room of Heaven.

 

While I'm told this is more of the Midwest, I think other areas (looking south) have similar dishes. Other names like American Chop Suey, chili mac, beef with macaroni, or just goulash. I was looking for a Chili Mac when it dawned on me that it was a goulash.

 

Try it today, and you will have an easy and delicious daily dish that will be a favorite among children and the whole family.

 

If you think of this as a hamburger casserole with cheese, you are right. It is a very comforting food, especially with the addition of cheese.

 

Some feel the term goulash needs some heavy sweet pepper. Some are found in spice salt, and feel free to add a teaspoon or two of paprika if you like, but for me, the taste is just right, lunchroom goulash with lots of cheese.

 

The American goulash is a "freer method" while the Hungarian goulash contains many specific differences and many opinions about right or wrong. I am more of a free man.

 

* Ingredients :

 

° 1 pound of ground beef

° 2/3 cup chopped onion

° black pepper, ground to taste

° 2 teaspoons minced garlic

° 1 cup dry pasta

° 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce (or 2 8-0 small cans)

° 1 jar of homemade canned tomatoes, diced, or 1 packet of low-sodium into cubes

° 1 teaspoon soy sauce

° 1 teaspoon sugar

° 1 teaspoon dried thyme

° 2 teaspoons dried basil

° 1 teaspoon dried parsley

° 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

° 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, how to make it

 

* directions :

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and put a pot of water on the fire to boil for the pasta. In a large frying pan over medium heat, add the burgers and chopped onions, then grind a handful of black pepper. Cook until the beef turns brown and the onions are translucent. For the last minute or so, add the chopped garlic. Strain any grease if needed.

When the pasta water boils, add the pasta and cook before it becomes tender, then drain and set aside. It will cook more in the oven. Meanwhile, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar and herbs to the minced meat and stir well.

Next, add cheddar cheese (or maybe parsley if you forget) and mix until the cheese melts. My heart cooked the pasta until blended.

Pour into a 2 liter casserole dish and sprinkle with oil. Top it with mozzarella cheese and bake for 30 minutes.

Let it rest for 5 minutes, then serve with buttered bread and salad to taste.

 

Enjoy !