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American Style Goulash Recipe

American Style Goulash Recipe

This all-American goulash starts with ground beef and elbow macaroni, while the sauce is made up of tomato paste, tomato sauce, and crushed tomatoes. Additional ingredients include an onion, garlic, beef stock (water can be used instead), salt, pepper, and paprika.

While McGlinn uses Hungarian paprika, she says, “Smoked paprika can definitely be used…it adds a nice smoky, spicy flavor to things that aren’t quite hot.” She also uses caraway seeds, but says these are optional. Caraway, she explains, “tastes a lot like fennel, or like a floral licorice…very strong and pungent.” For this reason, she suggests skipping it if you’re not a fan of fennel, anise, or other licorice flavors.