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Cheesy Ground Beef Goulash in the Instant Pot with Stovetop Instructions

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Simplicity is what I crave these days, and that is just what this cheesy ground beef goulash recipe is. What I love about this pasta dish is it is a bit different than basic spaghetti.

The Cheesy Ground Beef Goulash is a mix of ground beef, pasta, diced tomatoes, and other ingredients into a complete dish.

Serve with some dinner rolls, crisp green salad, and dinner is ready in no time.

How do you make easy cheesy ground beef goulash with hamburger?

SQUARE IMAGE OF GROUND BEEF GOULASHAs a single mom, I don’t always have a ton of time on my hands.

I juggle a lot with work, tending to kids, and trying to keep the house in order.

So pulling my Instant Pot out and whipping up quick and easy meals like this cheesy ground beef goulash is a must.

Cheesy Ground Beef Goulash Recipe

I don’t always have a lot of time to be in the kitchen, but I always want hearty and filling dishes to feed my children.

If you are like me, you and your family might love this American chop suey dish.

Even picky eaters eat every bite, because who doesn’t love meat and pasta smothered in rich cheesy goodness?


Now, you might be thinking this is like a cheesy goulash recipe your grandma used to make if so, you are wrong.

Some call this American chop suey, as it is a bit different from the traditional Hungarian goulash.

This Cheesy Ground Beef Goulash, Instant Pot Recipe has tons of flavor and awesome cheese factor that makes this one scrumptious dish.

But none of that takes away from the fact that it is still a comfort food.  A cheesy and delicious dish that the whole family will devour. Bon appetite!

 

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How do you make American goulash?

I mean don’t get me wrong I like spaghetti, but I have a heart that craves different and new flavors.

So when my kids want a pasta dish, I like to mix this into the menu on occasion it is always a home run.

Plus the leftovers are great, it heats up the next day beautifully!

I often mix it up and add a few green peppers, a dash of Worcestershire or soy sauce, onions, more garlic.

Sometimes I switch out the beef and use ground turkey or chicken. I may even throw in a bay leaf.

The beauty of this American Goulash recipe is that you aren’t standing there stirring occasionally until the pasta is tender. And no need to pull out the dutch oven. It just turns out perfectly every time!

Hearty And Delicious Cheesy Ground Beef Goulash

A perfect weeknight meal when you don’t have time to spend in the kitchen, whip this up in no time flat and have dinner on the table in a flash.

Trust me, you won’t regret making this hearty Cheesy Goulash in your Instant Pot. I have been making this often and it hits the spot every single time.

The kids love it, I love it, and it is easy. For any single mom out there, or mom who is always working, having a dish that no one complains about and eats right up, and doesn’t take forever to cook is a huge win!

I get tired of cooking meals that my picky eaters turn their noses up, so when I find a winning dish I make sure to keep it in rotation!

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Why I Love Cooking With My Instant Pot

I know if you are on my site a lot you see a trend with Instant Pot recipes.

The Instant Pots is pretty much one of the most popular kitchen appliances available right now because they have made life so much easier.

Busy parents are able to cook wholesome meals in a fraction (about 70% faster) of the time, and great for those who run a busy schedule and don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

Most noteworthy is that it won’t overheat your house, the way the oven does.

This comes in super handy when the warmer months arrive!

Most of all I love how flavorful and moist all of our dishes are. 

Because it builds up pressure inside it cooks your food in a way that locks in that moisture and your dishes are always tender and juicy.

I was amazed the first time I pulled out a tenderloin at how flavorful and moist it was.

To be honest, though, I have cooked tenderloins before and found they get a little dry in the oven, but haven’t struggled with that in my Instant Pot.

Cheesy Goulash

I also love that you can cook so many different ways with one single appliance.

Saute, steam, slow cook, make yogurt, soups, and the list goes on.

I love sharing all the different recipes I have created from main dishes, sides, and even desserts.

Plus I even just made silk tie-dyed Easter eggs using my instant pot and it worked like a charm! It is the handiest appliance I have and tucks right into my cupboard when I am not using it.

If you can’t tell I absolutely am head over heels obsessed with my Instant Pot!

If you are scared to try it, don’t be. Read your manual, watch YouTube videos to help you see first hand how to use, and dive in.

I am so amazed each day at all the different things I can do with my Instant Pot, and I am always up for trying new things!

How Do You Make Hungarian Goulash?

While this isn’t a traditional Hungarian goulash, as in traditional it is made of stewed meats, spices, and tomatoes, you could still share fun facts with your kiddos as you eat.

These are just fun facts that you can share to help your child learn about the history behind the foods they eat.

And how food has transformed over the years and more. I love sharing fun facts and learning them as well.

  • Traditional goulash was made from hard stewed meat, nowadays American chop suey is now made generally with ground meat like hamburger or ground turkey.
  • Some only consider real goulash to be made in a kettle, not on a stove top or Instant Pot.
  • Different countries like US, Germany, Italy all have their own variations of goulash.
  • Germans often use wild boars meat in goulash instead of classic beef stew meat or hamburger.
  • You can find around nine different variations of the traditional Hungarian goulash to make.
  • Origins of goulash can be traced all the way back to the ninth century, which is amazing to Magyar shepherds.

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What Ingredients are in cheesy ground beef goulash?

top view of cheesy goulash in a wooden bowl with 2 forks next to instant pot
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Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef Goulash

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

I don't always have a lot of time to be in the kitchen, but I always want hearty and filling dishes to feed my children. If you are like me, you and your family might love this American chop suey dish. Even picky eaters eat every bite, because who doesn't love meat and pasta smothered in rich cheesy goodness?

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 15- ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbs seasoning salt
  • 2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon basil

Instructions

  1. Press saute on the instant pot and allow to heat about 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground beef and onion and using a chopper crumble meat as it cooks.
  3. Cook until no pink is left. Do Not Drain.
  4. Add garlic, basil Italian seasoning, and seasoning salt sautes for about 5 more minutes.
  5. Pour in broth, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
  6. Add dry macaroni and stir well.
  7. Place on the lid and turn to lock, cook manual high pressure for 4 minutes
  8. When your IP beeps QR all pressure.
  9. Remove lid and add in cheese. and serve

Notes

For Stovetop Cooking

Boil macaroni according to package directions.

Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat till no longer pink, using the chopper to crumble

Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.

Mix beef mix, mac and cheese and stir until mixed well.

Serve

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 348Saturated Fat 7gCholesterol 63mgSodium 1224mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 20g
Simplicity is what I crave these days, and that is just what this recipe is. It is a mix of meat, pasta, diced tomatoes, and other ingredients into a complete dish. Serve with some dinner rolls, crisp green salad, and dinner is ready in no time. Now, you might be thinking this is like a goulash recipe your grandma used to make if so, you are wrong. This Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef Goulash Recipe has tons of flavor and awesome cheese factor that makes this one scrumptious dish.  A cheesy and delicious dish that the whole family will devour. Bon appetite!

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I just made this tonight, with a few tweaks b/c I'm one of those that can never leave a recipe alone😉. Oh. My. Goulash! This tastes like the one my mom used to make growing up! DELICIOUS! The tweaks I made were because I didn't have fresh onion or garlic on hand (the horror!), I won't buy seasoned salt so I used what I had, and more liquid because my package of pasta was 17.5oz so a little more than a pound. I also got fancy and added tomato paste to the beef then deglazed with red wine. I did not stir the tomatoes/sauce in because my experience doing one pot pastas with spaghetti sauce is stirring tomato products into the liquid results in a burn notice so I layered. My tweaks: *Used Greek Seasoning for the Seasoned Salt *used 4 cups chicken broth w/BTB flavors: 2tsp beef, 1tsp garlic, 1tsp mushroom added to broth. *used 1/2c dry minced onion reconstituted in 1c water *added 1 tsp parsley, 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes *used 3tsp freeze-dried fresh garlic *mixed all dry seasonings together in cup and added 1/3 of the combined seasonings to raw meat as it was cooking. Added rest per recipe instructions *when meat no longer pink, added 2tbs tomato paste, stirred. *deglazed with about 1/3c red wine *added broth & canned mushrooms then stirred. *added pasta on top of meat, then layered diced tomatoes, and on top of that the tomato sauce. I DID NOT STIR. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! This will now be on our regular meal rotation ❤.

Kimberly

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Sorry! I meant to type "I don't buy seasoned salt" not that I won't. I don't see where I can edit my comment so correcting here.

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