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Pressure Cooker Goulash – American Style

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Pressure Cooker Goulash

American Style

From start to finish, we were eating this pressure cooker goulash in less than 30 minutes. That alone almost makes it worth trying. But the real reason for giving this recipe a try is the flavor. All things considered, this is a perfect weeknight meal when you’re in a hurry. And even more, everyone will be full! Doubtful there will be leftovers on this one. Well, this recipe does make quite a bit, so maybe…

 

The Secret to Cooking Pasta in a Pressure Cooker

There’s a simple rule-of-thumb for cooking pasta in a pressure cooker that I’ve found works every time… so far. That rule is this: divide in half, then subtract 2 minutes. So let’s say the box says cook pasta for 10 minutes, that would be 3 minutes in your pressure cooker goulash (or any other dish); half of 10 is 5, then minus 2 equals 3. I have yet to have this method fail. Sure hope the trends continues!

The Process

(It’s Almost Too Easy)

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Using sauté setting – add beef, onions, peppers, 1 teaspoon of salt, and black pepper to cooker. Cook until meat is thoroughly browned, stirring frequently to break up meat.

 

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Then add Worcestershire and garlic and cook for another minute or two.

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Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, 2 teaspoons of salt, and sugar. Mix well.

 

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Finally add chicken stock and elbow pasta and mix once again. Close lid and set manual timer for 3 minutes at high pressure. (Time could be different based on the pasta you choose. Divide time on box in half, then subtract 2 minutes.)

 

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Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and open lid. Add parsley and mix well. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Pressure Cooker American Goulash

Super simple, hearty, and flavorful meal - perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 249 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 3 tsp. sea salt divided
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Using sauté setting - add beef, onions, peppers, 1 teaspoon of salt, and black pepper to cooker. Cook until meat is thoroughly browned, stirring frequently to break up meat.

  2. Then add Worcestershire and garlic and cook for another minute or two.

  3. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, 2 teaspoons of salt, and sugar. Mix well. Finally, add chicken stock and elbow pasta and mix once again. Close lid and set manual timer for 3 minutes at high pressure. (Time could be different based on the pasta you choose. Divide time on box in half, then subtract 2 minutes.)

  4. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure and open lid. Add parsley and mix well. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker American Goulash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 680mg 28%
Potassium 666mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 22.1%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 17.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca
    October 3, 2018 at 2:11 pm


    I’m still not used to the convenience of cooking pasta in the instant pot, but I’m getting used to it. My mother used to make something similar when I was growing up and it’s always been a favorite. I love this recipe! I used 1 cup of onions as I don’t like green peppers and it turned out great. Easy and fast and so good!

  • Reply
    Linda
    November 14, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    I would love to make this recipe. What would be the cooking time if I used gluten free pasta?
    Thanks

    • Reply
      Gary
      November 15, 2018 at 8:19 am

      The rule-of-thumb for any pasta in an Instant Pot is this… divide the cook time in half, then subtract 2. For example… if it says 8 minutes, then it’s (4-2) or 2. We do it all the time since my wife is gluten intolerant.

  • Reply
    Connie
    January 8, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Do you pre cook the pasta first or just put it In from the box?

    • Reply
      Gary
      January 8, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Don’t pre-cook the pasta. Add it in from the box.

  • Reply
    Craig
    February 11, 2019 at 11:22 pm


    Looks marvelous!

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    Jennifer
    March 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I love the flavors in this recipe. But I’ve made it 3 times now and every time I get a burn notice… then it doesn’t come up to pressure fully. It ends up being fully cooked, but very soupy. Any idea why it’s doing that???

    • Reply
      Gary
      March 11, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      Sorry to hear that. We’ve never had that happen. You could try adding the chicken broth at the same time as the tomato sauce and mixing. Then, add the pasta last, and mix gently just so that it’s submerged, but not so much that it touches the bottom of the pot. Good luck!

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