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Easy Beef Goulash

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

"I found the recipe for this stovetop goulash several years ago in an old cookbook," reports Phyllis Pollock of Erie, Pennsylvania. "It really his the spot with warm home-baked bread from the bread machine and a dish of cold applesauce."
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, stir-fry beef in oil for 4-5 minutes or meat is no longer pink. Add onion and green pepper; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, water, broth, vinegar and seasonings. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour and cold water until smooth. Add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 272 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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