Cheesy American Goulash
Also known as American Chop Suey, chili mac, or just goulash, this is classic American ground beef goulash casserole with a cheesy kick. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions — great comfort food.
Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 400 kcal
1 pound ground beef 1 cup dry pasta 1 onion small or 1/2 medium 2 cloves garlic 15 oz tomato sauce 14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon basil 2 teaspoon seasoning salt I used Lowery’s 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 convection. And start heating water for cooking pasta.
Start brown 1 pound of ground beef over medium high heat.
Start cooking 1 cup of pasta and chop one small or 1/2 medium onion.
Add the onion to the ground beef about 5 minutes into cooking and cook the pasta to al dente which should be about 2 minutes short of done.
Add two cloves of minced or crushed garlic to the burger the last few minutes of cooking the ground beef.
Prep a large baking dish with PAM.
To the baking dish add 1 15oz can tomato sauce, 1 14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes, 1 tsp basil, 2 tsp seasoning salt (I used Lowery’s), 1/2 tsp pepper. Mix well.
Drain the ground beef and add that along with the pasta and mix well.
Stir in 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella.
Bake until golden brown. About 30 minutes.
This is not an easy recipe to cut down due to full cans of things. It is good refrigerated for 3-4 days and will freeze well.
You can skip all the cheese, cook the pasta a bit more and make this a stovetop recipe. But the cooking in the oven helps tastes to blend.
If you feel "goulash" must have more paprika than what is in the seasoning salt, add 1 teaspoon of paprika.
Vary the cheeses to what you like.
Like many casseroles, I feel it is better the second day.
Calories: 400 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 56 mg | Sodium: 1343 mg | Potassium: 669 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 350 IU | Vitamin C: 9.1 mg | Calcium: 170 mg | Iron: 3.2 mg