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Here is an easy meal that the whole family will love.  This dish has a great flavor and it’s a healthy recipe.  So why would the whole family like it you ask?  It’s because for this meal I use a little trick of mine that works on my family; I blend the tomatoes to get rid of the tomato chunks.  My husband and my daughter both hate tomato chucks so I blend the tomatoes up to avoid hearing my family say: “Yucky!”  “Why are these chunks in here?” and “I’m not hungry.”  Now all I hear is, “This is awesome!”  I use this same trick for my Old Fashioned Chili and it works like a charm.  Wait a minute!  This meal gets better!  This dish is called One-Pan Spiral Goulash for a reason; it only gets one pan dirty!     

So lets get started on this easy recipe.  In a large pan or in a pot brown your onion and 1 pound of ground beef until the meat is no longer pink.Goulash-1-wBlend your 2 cans of stewed tomatoes in the blender.

goulash 2Stir in the blended stewed tomatoes, pasta, sugar, chili powder, salt, and garlic powder.

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Bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the pasta is tender.  Now you can serve with cheddar cheese on top of it if you wish.  And there you have it… an easy meal for a weeknight when you don’t have a lot of time to cook.

One-Pan Spiral Goulash
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. ground beef
  2. 1/2 onion, chopped
  3. 2 (14.5 oz.) cans of stewed tomatoes
  4. 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta (Rotini)
  5. 1 teaspoon sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. In a large pan or in a pot brown your onion and 1 pound of ground beef until the meat is no longer pink. Blend your 2 cans of stewed tomatoes in the blender. Stir in the blended stewed tomatoes, pasta, sugar, chili powder, salt, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Now you can serve with cheddar cheese on top of it if you wish.
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