Mom's Goulash in the Microwave

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There were no microwaves when my mom made this, so she did it on the stove top. She never gave us the recipe and I have discovered it through trial and error. You never forget the taste! I started with a recipe in a microwave cookbook and have adjusted the ingredients over time. If anyone is home when you are cooking, you will have company in the kitchen! Serve with Caesar salad, oven-baked garlic butter French bread and red wine. Microwave temperatures vary, so keep checking to see if these power levels work for you.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 1 cup sliced celery

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon caraway seed

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, crumble the ground beef into a 2 quart or larger casserole dish. Add the onion, celery and garlic. Cook in the microwave on High for 5 to 6 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink. Stir once during cooking. Drain off the grease.

  3. Stir the tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar into the beef, and season with paprika, oregano, caraway seed, cayenne pepper and salt. Cover, and cook in the microwave on power level 8 for about 14 minutes, or until celery is tender and the flavors have blended.

  4. Remove from the microwave, and mix in the cooked macaroni. Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, until heated through. Serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
10g Fat
39g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 803mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 604mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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