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Goulash- Ninja Foodi Recipe

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What is goulash?  I had to google it.  Goulash is a traditional stewed dish served in Hungary.  Your kids will think it is very similar to spaghetti.  If you have kids, they will love it!  Growing up as a kid, Luis often ate “American Chop Suey.”  

I was not familiar with this recipe nor had I ever eaten Goulash. But, I have seen so many people talking about and searching for goulash lately that I thought we should give it a try. Luis was thrilled and immediately went back to the good memories of his childhood eating “American Chop Suey.” In all honesty, I don’t know what the difference is between that and goulash, if any.

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Luis made this dish all on his own and even added in some of his favorite ingredients- including the green peppers.  Luis was so proud of himself when he made this..he said..”This is pretty damn good!  I’m not going to lie!”  This recipe exceeded our expectations.  We will be making it again!

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Tips for this recipe:

1.Use beef broth!  So many recipes call for water.  The beef broth adds a robust flavor that you just could not get with water!

2.Use the macaroni that has the ridges in it. It will help the noodle hold on to the sauce.

3.To make this recipe even easier, you can substitute everything except the ground beef, beef broth, noodles and green peppers for a jar of your favorite pasta sauce!

4.Add in shredded mozzarella cheese when you take the Ninja Foodi lid off. You will end up with a delicious cheesy goodness!  You wont regret it!

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How to make Goulash in the Ninja Foodi:

1.Turn the Ninja Foodi on Sauté

2.Add ground beef

3.Add onions and green peppers

4.Add garlic, salt and pepper

5.Cook until the meat is evenly browned

6.Drain fat- if you used a high fat content ground beef

7.Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, soy sauce, beef broth and water

8.Add noodles- do not stir

9.Place pressure cooker lid on Ninja Foodi with valve set to “seal”

10.Cook on high for 5 minutes

11.When timer beeps- quick release pressure

12.Open Ninja Foodi and stir

 

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Ingredients:

  • 32 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 Green pepper- chopped
  • 1 Pound of ground beef
  • 2 14.5 oz. Cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 Cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 Cups beef broth
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Onion- diced
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic- minced
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
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Goulash- Ninja Foodi Recipe

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
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Ingredients

  • 32 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 Green pepper- chopped
  • 1 Pound of ground beef
  • 2 14.5 oz. Cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 Cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 Cups beef broth
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Onion- diced
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic- minced
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

  • Turn the Ninja Foodi on Sauté
  • Add ground beef
  • Add onions
  • Add garlic, salt and pepper
  • Cook until the meat is evenly browned
  • Drain fat- if you used a high fat content ground beef
  • Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, soy sauce, beef broth and water
  • Add noodles- do not stir
  • Place pressure cooker lid on Ninja Foodi with valve set to “seal”
  • Cook on high for 5 minutes
  • When timer beeps- quick release pressure
  • Open Ninja Foodi and stir

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5g
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5 Comments

  1. Looking to make this tonight. Really silly question do you cook add uncooked noodles or cook the noodles prior? I am substituting ground turkey bc that is what I have.
    Thank you

    1. No pit the noodles in uncooked, but they should be literally laid on top of everything and not stirred in at all! If you stir it in it will give you a burn notice because it’s too thick you want all the liquids on the bottom and the pasta on the top I promise it turns out perfect!! that’s the same with spaghetti as well you break the spaghetti in half and lay little layers of it back and forth in opposite directions on the top never started in, hope this helps

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