Paleo Recipe :: Paleo Goulash

Paleo Goulash Ingredients


The What:

It may be hard to tell from the photo, but the squash I used were pretty darned big so I made a LARGE amount of goulash.  Enough for dinner and leftovers the next day (and the next day), for sure!  You can use just one zucchini and one summer squash to cut back on the volume.  Reduce seasonings accordingly.

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb bulk pork sausage (or Italian sausage)
  • 2 zucchini squash — thinly sliced and halved (see photo)
  • 2 summer (yellow) squash — thinly sliced and halved (see photo)
  • 1 T. onion flakes OR 1/2 an onion diced
  • 1 T. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 t. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans of Southwestern Diced tomatoes (with cilantro and lime)
  • 1 14.5 oz. can of water


Cooking Paleo Goulash

Okay, let’s get started!

The How:

  • In a very large, deep skilled (or stock pot) brown the ground beef, sausage, and onion until the meats are no longer pink.  Be especially sure the pork is cooked all the way through.  Use medium-high heat to brown the meat.
  • As the meat is cooking add the spices and stir.
  • Once the beef and pork are cooked, add the zucchini and yellow squash.  You may need to reduce the heat at this point.
  • Stir frequently and allow the squash to become somewhat tender.
  • Add the cans of tomatoes (juice included).
  • Add a can of water.
  • Continue to stir and cook the vegetables for about another ten minutes on med-low heat.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and allow the squash to cook to your level of tenderness.  DO NOT over cook or you’ll have a mushy mess!
  • Plate and enjoy!

Add a sprinkle of black pepper or a shot of Worcestershire sauce for extra flavor.

Paleo Goulash Plated

Give this a try.  It is EXCELLENT.  And re-heats nicely too!

Be sure to let me know if you have questions.  I will be MORE than happy to help.

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  • Linda

    I made the Paleo Goulash for the second time last night. Loved it both times. All I can say is thank you, thank you for sharing your recipe.

    • Michael @

      Linda – I’m glad you liked it (both times!) LOL!

      Thanks very much for the comment too!

  • Michele

    This ended up being too spicy for my family. Any alternative ideas?

    • Michael Hawkins

      Michele – To dial-back the spicy flavor, I would cut out the cayenne pepper. You can also eliminate the garlic powder. In place of these two spices, you might want to use a spice blend like Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute. Or something like Mrs. Dash. You’ll get a flavor boost — but it shouldn’t be overpowering.

      Try it and let me know how it goes!

  • Brandy

    This looks and sounds AMAZING! Saturday defiantly has a meal plan! Thank you for sharing!

    • Crafty Dad

      Brandy: Hope you liked the Paleo Goulash! It’s easy and full of flavor!

      Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment. : )

    • Michael @

      Happy to share. Glad you liked it!

  • Michael Dossing

    Wow! This dish was AWESOME!! I enjoyed the subtle spiceness. I made a batch for a whole week worth of lunches.

    • Michael @

      Thanks for the positive feedback!! Enjoy!

  • Cassie

    Any idea the nutrition facts (or at least calories) per serving?

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