QUICK AND EASY BEEF GOULASH
1cup uncooked macaroni
1pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
1clove garlic, minced
1can (6-ounce) no-salt-added tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1cup low-sodium ketchup
1small bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon basil
Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain and set aside.
Brown beef with mushrooms, onion, pepper and garlic. Pour off fat. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer gently about 15 minutes. Add cooked, drained macaroni. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf and serve.