I wanted some serious comfort food this week, little did I know this recipe would make 4 servings, but as I was building it, it kept growing before my very eyes! When I was little, I didn’t care much for Goulash. As an adult, I love it. So, here is my healthified version.
Goulash Coolash (4 servings, 6pts per serving)
1/2 pound uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)
1 can diced tomatoes, Italian Style
8 oz canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 clove(, minced
3 cup(s) cooked whole wheat pasta, Your favorite small style
Brown and break apart ground beef in a large skillet, drain off oil, add onions and allow to cook until softened. Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, mixed vegetables and chili powder. Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Mix in cooked pasta. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan or reduced fat cheddar cheese.
This made me feel like a kid again! So simple and hearty. If you used ground turkey it would bring down the points and/or calories more. However lean ground beef was on sale last week and it’s NEVER on sale, so I indulged. :)
Today is my day off, so I’m going to go enjoy it! And probably eat 1 of the 3 servings of goulash I have left in the fridge. :/
What was a family style (or even lunch room style) dish you hated as a kid but love as an adult? Is there one?
Happy Thursday everyone!