Chef Gosselin Goulash

I have been trying to steal some time from each day to get out on my bicycle and pedal a few miles for my health. Part of doing this requires me to think smart in my food prep (which takes up to several hours per day) I decided to make a nice tasty goulash to have as lunches during the week and as a meal that evening. I will share my recipe….it did offer an impressive savory bite.

Let’s make the Chef Gosselin Goulash… it is filling and can feed your family well with low effort.

16 oz box elbow macaroni

3/4 pound ground beef

60 oz tomato sauce

15 oz can chopped tomato

2 qts chicken stock

15 oz shredded Monterrey jack/cheddar cheese blend

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp ground black pepper

3 tbsp dried oregano

2 tbsp dried basil

2 tbsp dried parsley

1 package chili mix

3 tbsp minced garlic

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 pkg (12 oz) frozen peppers and onion

1 pkg (12 oz) frozen chopped onion

Place an 6-8 quart stockpot on your stove over medium heat

Add cooking oil and allow to come to temperature

Add frozen onion and pepper onion mix

Saute the veggies until onion is turning translucent

add garlic

Add chop meat

Stir and work chop meat with spatula until it is breaking down and becoming gritty in texture

Add can of chopped tomato and tomato sauce, stir in well

Add all dried herbs, sugar, chili mix and spices

Stir well and blend herbs into sauce

Add chicken stock

Bring to low boil with stirring

Add macaroni, stir well to allow macaroni to fill with the liquid

Turn to low heat (stir occasionally deep and keep the bottom from burning)

When macaroni is nice and tender to your liking…..taste and re-season (use salt and pepper)

Add shredded cheese (reserve a little to top your family meals)

Remove from heat and serve with crusty bread (I used a baguette)

I have all my storage containers ready and transfer the remaining meal into measured lunch containers. Leave out and covered until the containers reach room temp then into the refrigerator for future use. This freezes well.

Enjoy…. I already know it is good….have some in my lunch box today!




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