Lunch Lady Texas Goulash

Recipe By : Heavenly Recipes


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6 servings


Lunch Lady Texas Goulash


1 pound ground beef

¼ cup chopped green bell pepper

¼ cup chopped onion

1?½ cups canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained

¾ cup tomato paste

2 cups water

2 tablespoons water

3 teaspoons chili powder, or to taste

2 teaspoons white sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (8 ounce) package dry elbow macaroni


    STEP - 1

    Step 1

    STEP - 2

    Cook and stir ground beef, bell pepper, and onion in a large pot over medium-high heat until beef is browned and crumbly and vegetables are soft, 5 to 7 minutes.

    STEP - 3

    Step 2

    STEP - 4

    Pour pinto beans into a saucepan and cook over medium heat until heated through, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste.

    STEP - 5

    Step 3

    STEP - 6

    Combine 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons water, chili powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; stir into the beef mixture. Add pinto bean mixture. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

    STEP - 7

    Step 4

    STEP - 8

    While goulash cooks, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.

    STEP - 9

    Step 5

    STEP - 10

    Mix cooked macaroni into the goulash, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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