Lean, Mean and Green Goulash

green goulash


  • lb. extra lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 can whole tomatoes with juice
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. ground basil
  • 4 zucchini squashes, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a sauté pan over medium heat, combine beef (or turkey), peppers, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook until meat is no longer pink.
  • While the meat mixture is cooking, sauté chopped zucchini in a saucepan over medium hit until soft.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and olive oil to the meat mixture and bring to a simmer.
  • Combine meat mixture and zucchini in an oven-safe pan and bake, covered with foil, for 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Serve warm and ENJOY!