Italian Style Goulash

Sunday, August 19, 2018

This is an Italian Style Goulash made with fresh plum tomatoes, beans, pasta and peppers. The Traditional American Goulash has many other spices including paprika in it, no beans and a classic dish using elbow macaroni.
Our Italian Style Goulash is seasoned with fennel and fresh herbs with lean ground beef. It's a hearty stew like soup perfect for a chilly evening. It's almost like a pasta fazool except it has peppers and beans in it. The Cabernet wine gives this sauce it's character.
Scroll down to get this delicious recipe Grandma use to make back in the 1970's.


Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo






Growing Up In East Utica, New York



When I was growing up, everything mom and grandma made had an Italian flair to it.


They would spin off any American dish and turn it into an Italian dish.


Of course there are no beans in the American style goulash and you can actually consider this as a chili instead with pasta.


When I grew up in Utica, also called little Italy, this was a staple dish in our neighborhood in the winter months.



This is a hearty stew, soup and even called stoup because it's a thicker consistency.  This recipe is an Italian Style Goulash with beans, meat, and ditalini pasta in it. American Goulash has paprika and other spices. This goulash has garlic, peppers and meat with beans in it.




Italian Goulash



What makes this an Italian goulash?


It still has hamburger, pasta ( not elbows but the ditalini style pasta) and the peppers with chunks of tomatoes makes it Italian style.


The red peppers gives this stew, soup like dish it's perfect characteristics of the well know goulash.




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Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo





Preferences can be changed!



If you don't like beans, leave them out, we love them and always used them and you can use any kind of beans you like.


Mom occasionally even changed out the pasta for white boiled rice.


The sauce is fabulous, rich in flavor and addicting.



Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo



Things Were Tough in the 1970's



Time were tough you hear it all the time way back in mom and dad's day.


Money was pay check to pay check and fed 3 kids plus grandma lived with us.


Not to mention half the block would come over to eat.


Mom fed everyone, she always found a way to stretch the budget and make economical meals like this one that filled our bellies.


Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo



Years Later



Here we are years later, this is still a family favorite, I made for my kids and now they make it for their kids.


I just love classic and traditional family meals handed down like this one that everyone loves.


Just remember to get that loaf of crusty Italian bread on the table, you are going to love this sauce.



Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo



Change It Up The Way You Like It!



I have grand children that just like elbow macaroni.


Use what you're family likes, this is a basic recipe, the sauce is great, the spices perfect in flavor.


You can use sauteed chicken, beef or hamburger, this is just a guideline of our Italian Style Goulash.




Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo



You Heard the Phrase Italians Do It Best?



There is no right or wrong way to cook, it's our family recipe and if you like the Classic Goulash, this will be very different from that one.


We love these Traditional Italian flavors in this pasta and bean dish, something like a hearty chili Italian style dish.


Goulash made over in this Italian style form, makes the most amazing sauce.


Check out the ingredients, it's a little more work but worth every minute.



Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo



Try Some of Our Other Italian Favorite Recipes





Chicken Chili Cannellini Soup
String Bean  Beef Stew
Venison Stew
Chicken Parmesano Pasta Fazool
Chickpeas and Orecchiette Recipe 

Sloppy Joe Italian Style
Italian Style Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Upstate New York Mushroom Stew






beans, tomato sauce, goulash, homemade hamburger helper, Italian style, hamburger, peppers, ditalini, pasta
soup, stew, stoup, pasta, beans, goulash
Italian American
Yield: 8
thiis is a white dish with goulash in it with peppers, hamburger and pasta.

Italian Style Goulash

prep time: 15 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 60 mins
This is a hearty pasta dish with meat, peppers and garlic simmered in a Cabernet sauce.

ingredients:

2 cans cannellini beans rinsed and drained
2 pounds of ground round hamburger meat 
5 long sweet red peppers cleaned and sliced
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
4 cloves of fresh garlic finely minced
3 tablespoon chopped fresh celery leaves
2 pounds of fresh plum tomatoes put through food processor leaving medium sized chunks or use canned whole plum tomatoes chopped

1 1/2 cups cooked ditalini drained
1 cup leftover Traditional Sunday Italian Sauce or store bought
1/2 cup Cabernet wine
olive oil
salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 fresh basil leaves chopped
1 sprig of fresh parsley chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Garnish:
grated cheese to sprinkle on top
red pepper flakes

instructions:

In a large deep fry pan, add around 3 tablespoons of olive oil and saute meat for around 3 minutes with the fennel seed, drain some of the fat out. Add the garlic and peppers and saute for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, granulated garlic,  pinch of cayenne pepper. Stir in the drained and rinsed beans
Add the tomatoes,  wine, any leftover sauce around 1 cup or use canned, simmer for around 30 minutes stir in the herbs and celery leaves.

Cook the pasta in another pan to package instructions and drain.

Do not rinse.

Add to the cooked pasta.

Serve with crusty Italian bread. Garnish  with grated Pecorino Romano Cheese and red pepper if preferred and more fresh chopped parsley.

calories
225
fat (grams)
4
sat. fat (grams)
2
carbs (grams)
6
net carbs
5
protein (grams)
5
sugar (grams)
7
Created using The Recipes Generator




Italian Style Goulash Pin for Later



Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo


If you like this recipe try my Italian Pasta Ceci recipe.


Italian style goulash is a classic American dish changed into an Italian American sauce. This goulash is filled with the freshest ingredients and easy to make. This goulash Italian style has fresh tomatoes, peppers and garlic in it with hamburger and using ditalini pasta in place of the elbow macaroni. The peppers in this dish are long red peppers sauteed in this pan with hamburger meat . There are also added cannelini beans in this photo

25 comments

  1. I can't believe I've never had goulash before! It sounds like something I would love - gotta try it!

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  2. What a delicious, comforting dish! This is something my family would love!

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  3. I never had this growing up and I've always felt deprived...this is going on the menu for next week, thanks Claudia!

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  4. I need to try this one out veggie style. I know my family would love it.

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  5. I've never had the Italian version of Goulash, just the Hungarian version. And I'm sure that it's just as good and delicious. :)

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  6. I'm laughing... This is so American - fusion before we called it that. An Italian (American) adaptation of Traditional American Goulash which is an (American) adaptation of a traditional Hungarian recipe (often served with egg noodles.) And yes, I see the borrowing from Pasta Fazool (which in New York City, at least, has beans...)

    Good cooks everywhere see a good idea, adapt it to our own taste and the food available, and serve something new and delicious! And this does look delicious.

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  7. I've never had the Italian styled Goulash, but I am sure I will love it as it looks so yummy and comforting.

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  8. This reminds me of a simple dish I used to make in college. But mine wasn't as fancy so I'm going to give it a try.

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  9. This makes me want to cozy up next to a fire and eat a bowl of this hearty and delicious goulash. We are so ready for cooler weather here in Texas.

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  10. I love the simplicity of this - it reminds me a little of american chili mac, but without the cheese. Great recipe!

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  11. We're big goulash fans here. Yours sounds like a perfect comfort food for a chilly evening, my hubby would love having the peppers in there.

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  12. I love passed down family recipes! Adding this to the dinnertable this week!

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  13. The goulash looks delicious and with cool weather around the corner it will be the right dish. Isn't it funny how some of moms budget stretching dishes have remained as favorites - I have several.

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  14. This recipe sounds delicious and I love the background story behind it. Nice that this recipe has passed down generations

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  15. I love goulash! My mom used to make something similar to this, and I loved it. Will be trying this soon...thanks for the delicious recipe!

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  16. My mother made this all the time when I was growing up. She used elbow macaroni in hers, but the flavors were still the same. Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to make this soon.

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  17. Now there's a twist I never had before. I love goulash and we love Italian food. So this sounds like a great idea. My kids love elbow noodles. Can't wait to try.

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  18. What a delicious recipe, Claudia! My mom used to make a similar dish all the time in the winter...it was so comforting and always hit the spot! Yum! :D

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  19. Wow, how amazing does that look! I'm sure this is incredibly delicious! Now, this recipe will be one of my favorites. Looks incredible!

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  20. I haven't thought about goulash in years! I love what you said about your mom stretching the money. My daddy used to say that Mama could raid the penny jar and make a good meal out of what she found.

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  21. Love the canellini beans in the goulash!

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  22. Love the cannelini beans in this goulash!

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  23. Oh, wow... Italian style Goulash?! How perfect! Those tomatoes look fantastic too... you just can't beat Italian tomatoes!

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  24. Hungarian goulash is a fav so I'm excited to add an Italian version to my recipe box!

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  25. Goulash is a main meal in my house! This recipe is different from mine and sounds amazing, saving to try!

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