Old Fashioned Goulash

Who doesn't like a warm bowl of Old Fashioned Goulash? 
I'm really not looking for an answer to that, but really...what's not to like?

This fast and easy one-pot wonder of noodles nestled in a 
thick & meaty tomato sauce with little bits of tender onion is just a 
big bowl of awesomeness. If you had a mind to, adding some red 
or green bell pepper would be a great addition.

 I like mine straight up, but my family enjoys topping 
theirs with a handful of extra sharp cheddar cheese. 

Add a nice chunk of warm crusty bread, and you have a 
delicious meal your family will ask for again and again.

Other pasta dishes you may enjoy:

Linked with Weedend Potluck

Serves 8

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
2 onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 bay leaves
3 cups beef broth
28 oz crushed tomatoes
15 oz stewed tomatoes
15 oz petite diced tomatoes
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (if desired)
Seasoning salt (to taste)
3 cups elbow macaroni
Grated cheddar cheese for serving (if desired)

In a dutch oven or large skillet, brown beef with a pinch of salt and pepper until brown. Spoon off grease, if necessary. Add onion and cook 3-4 minutes, or until onion starts to soften. Stir in garlic and bay leaves, cook a couple minutes more.

Add broth, cans of tomatoes, Italian seasoning, oregano, Worcestershire, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes, if using. Stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and add seasoning salt if needed. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20-25 minutes.

Add macaroni, stir well and replace lid. Simmer 7-9 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

Remove bay leaves and serve with grated cheese.