American Goulash - One of the original classic one-pot meals! Loaded with beef and macaroni noodles, cooked to tender perfection in a rich tomatoey sauce. With a simple list of ingredients and fool-proof instructions, this comforting recipe is a favorite for busy families. Even picky eaters will lick their bowls clean!
Cook the beef: Add the olive oil to a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, salt and pepper, and cook for 3-4 minutes, breaking it up as it cooks. If needed, discard excess grease from the pan, leaving behind 1-2 tbsp.
Cook the onion: Stir in the Italian seasoning, and onion. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the onion softens and becomes translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until aromatic.
Simmer the sauce: Stir in the diced tomatoes, passata, soy sauce, beef broth, and bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer the sauce for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cook the noodles: Add the macaroni and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Stir in the cheese, garnish with parsley, and serve.
Transfer all your leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-4 days. This dish reheats best in the microwave, giving it a stir every 20-30 seconds.