Cowboy Goulash

If you like meat, you will love this dish. It’s seriously meaty.

1 pkg (1 lb) macaroni noodles
6 slices bacon (chopped)
1 Lb ground beef, turkey or chicken
1 medium onion (chopped)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
salt & pepper (to taste)
2 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Lb deli pastrami, roughly chopped
1/3 c. pepperoni, chopped
2 Tbsp canned, chopped jalapeno
1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
1 small can diced olives
½ c. beef broth
1 (14 oz) can fired roasted diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
green onions (chopped)


Heat a large deep skillet to medium-high heat. Add bacon and fry until crisp, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

In the same skillet add ground beef. When beef is browned stir in onions and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in bacon, pastrami, pepperoni, jalapeno, mushrooms and olives. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.

Add beef broth and cook for an additional 5 minutes or so. Stir in tomatoes and tomato sauce. Cover and reduce heat to low.

Prepare noodles according to package directions. Drain noodles well, add to meat sauce, and toss it all together (or you can serve with the sauce over the top). Top with sharp cheddar cheese and green onions.

Did I change anything? The original recipe suggested serving this with spaghetti noodles, but I changed it to macaroni noodles because I knew it would go over better with the family…when they see spaghetti noodles they expect pasta and meatballs with red sauce which this is not. I also left out the salt, pepper, olives, mushrooms and green onions. I put jalepenos in mine and in my hubby’s and left them out of the kids’ dishes.

What did the family think? Everyone loved it! I think there is so much in this dish that there has got to be SOMETHING in there that everyone likes. 🙂

from Favorite Family Recipes


Filed under Definitely Making it Again, Everybody Ate It, Pork

2 Responses to Cowboy Goulash

  1. Looks fabulous, can’t wait to try it. My kids will eat anything with bacon in it and I think my husband considers bacon one of the main food groups!

  2. Maureen

    This looks delicious! Wish my kids would eat it though. : ( They definitely do not like so many things mixed together. I really hope they get better about that as they get older…the oldest is just 5….

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