Mom's Goulash in the Microwave

Mom's Goulash in the Microwave

7 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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1 pound Ground beef
1 cup onions; diced
1 cup celery; sliced
3 teaspoons garlic; minced, from jar
1 can tomatoes; diced
1 can Tomato sauce
3 teaspoons Paprika
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/8 teaspoon caraway seed
4 shakes cayenne; (or to taste)
8 ounces elbow macaroni; (1 package)

Original recipe makes 1



1. In a 2-4 quart casserole, combine ground beef, onion, celery and garlic. Microwave on High for 5 to 6 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, stirring once. Drain.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, except macaroni. Stir to blend ingredients. Cover. Microwave on power level 8 for 14 to 16 minutes (stirring once), until celery is tender and the flavors have blended.

3. Stir in macaroni (already cooked and drained). Re-cover. Microwave on power level 8 for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

There were no microwaves when my Mom made this, so she did it on the stove top. She never gave us the recipe and I have discovered it through trial and error. You never forget the taste! I started with a recipe in a J.C. Penney microwave cookbook and have adjusted the ingredients over time. If anyone is home when you are cooking, you will have company in the kitchen! Serve with Caesar Salad, oven baked, garlic butter French bread and red wine. Microwave temperatures vary, so keep checking to see if these power levels work for you.

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I made it on the stove top and simnered it for an hour for the flavors to develop more too.
LizNucks 3y ago

I made this on the stove very yummy!!
Bubbascookingkitchen 3y ago

Easy and tasty. Making it again tonight!
mjsottile 5y ago

I real improvement over your run o' the mill Hamburger and noodle casserole
Puxure 6y ago

mcrismon 10y ago

I make this a lot. One of husbands' favorites. Only difference, is I don't add celery and I cook on stove-top. Easy, quick and tasty!
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