I know that there are variations on this dish and what I grew up calling Goulash is not what those of that culture call Goulash. However, my kids love this and if you say “Goulash” this is what they expect. I love it because it is simple and good, very filling especially when it is cold outside- and it only uses one pot to boil pasta and one dutch oven for the rest. I like to use ground turkey in this dish because there is no excess grease to drain off and that makes preparation much easier.
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 lbs of ground Turkey
1- tablespoon of cumin
1- tsp of paprika
1- pint of stewed tomatoes (if you don’t can your own you can use a 14 oz can of stewed tomatoes)
1- ear of corn with kernels cut off the cob (1- 14 oz can of corn)
1- pint of ranch or chilli style beans (1- 14 oz can of ranch style beans)
Salt and pepper to taste
16 oz of pasta- elbows, shells, or bow-tie- really any small pasta that you like.
Boil pasta according to your liking.
While pasta is cooking- In a large dutch oven, add a tablespoon of olive oil and cook onion until clear. Add meat and brown.
Add remaining ingredients and heat through. When pasta is done, add to mixture. Correct the seasoning with salt and pepper. Feeds 6-8 with some leftovers for lunch.
All done- Enjoy!