My Mom's Beef Goulash

Printed from Jenn's Food Journey, slightly adapted from my mom

1 lbs boneless beef round, cut into 1/2" cubes
2 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, roughly chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
2 cups water
1 Tablespoon Paprika (I used Hungarian sweet)
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 cups elbow pasta

Put the beef chunks in a bowl and add the flour. Toss to coat and set aside.

In a deep skillet, over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the onions and cook for 4 minutes. Add the red pepper and cook another 2 minutes. Now add the beef and cook until it is no longer pink in the middle, about another 5 minutes. Stir in the water, paprika, salt, bay leaf, garlic, and cayenne. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until meat is tender, about 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain well. Pour goulash mixture over pasta and serve. Enjoy!