A healthier and lower carb version of one of my favorite recipes!
For those of you who have been with me a while you may have caught wind of the fact that there is this one goulash recipe that is the beginning and the end for me. I dearly, wholeheartedly, love it. Almost to the point of writing sonnets and putting a ring on it.
Well, we try to keep it more on the lower carb side these days. (Note, I said low-er) With that in mind, I tweaked my recipe to enable me to eat copious amounts of goulash without fear of reprisal from those mean old carbs. I also pumped it up with more wonderful veggies, adding in okra* and zucchini noodles in place of the pasta. Thus, this is a healthier version, made convenient with a mixture of canned and fresh veggies, that can also be made entirely with seasonal veggies, too!
I hope you get to make it soon! I actually like this version better than the original!
*If you’re an okra hater (I respect that, because that means more for me) you are free to substitute a veggie of your choice in it’s place. This is a very versatile recipe so switch around the veggies to suit your preferences or to make use of what you have on hand.
- 1+ ½ pounds lean ground beef
- 1 large onion, diced
- Tablespoon minced garlic
- 28 ounce can tomato sauce
- 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 15 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
- 12 ounce package frozen green giant zucchini noodles or about 2-3 cups fresh zoodles
- 2 cups frozen sliced okra
- shredded cheddar cheese, toppings
- In a large dutch oven brown the ground beef over medium high heat until it is not longer pink. Drain the grease.
- Add the onions and garlic to the meat and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the onions are translucent.
- Add the tomato sauce, drained diced tomatoes, zucchini, okra, paprika, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Top with cheese before serving.
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