Thursday, October 30, 2008

Comfort Food- Goulash!

Ok- so it might be something about the word goulash because some people hear it and think- GROSS! But- this is a dish that I crave on occasion and thought I'd share it with you. Goulash is another meal that my mom used to make when I was growing up. Later, when I asked how to make it- I got "a little bit of this and little bit of that!" She just makes things up and they are always great but then there's no recipe! I always try and get exact measurements but once you start making it- you might think you want more spices or less- just make it however you want! Use my recipe as a guide- this is a perfect weeknight meal when you just need something quick yet satisfying. I made this last night- and I got the vote of approval from Gavin, "MMMM..."

Grubbin' Goulash

1 pound lean hamburger
1 yellow onion- diced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 can tomato soup
1/2 lb elbow macaroni
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can stewed tomatoes
1/2 stick of butter
  • Boil water for macaroni- adding a little salt for taste- pour in macaroni and boil until tender
  • Brown hamburger with the diced onion - once browned- add seasonings and stir to coat.
  • Add tomato soup, rinsed kidney beans, stewed tomatoes
  • Drain macaroni and then stir into the hamburger mixture
  • Add butter and stir until melted
  • Once heated through- serve!
This is seriously good! In fact- for my less culinary inclined readers- you can easily pull this off and score some points with family. It beats take out! Try it out on a cold night!


Hillary said...

I LOVE goulash. We had it all the time growing up and it was always one of my favorites! This looks almost identical to the recipe my mom/I use, too. Gavin is right, yum!

laura said...

Goulash...super yum! I have already made it once this season...Gavers is continuing the family love for these old meals.

Emily said...

I've never had goulash (I need to give my mom greif) - it sounds delicious! Our latest recipe contest at work is for comfort food recipes! You should enter this or another favorite. The prize for the best recipe is a $250 gift certificate.

MBbbfish said...

I so just wrote this down. Have you heard that I am cooking way more?? And you know with Brian, I have to be GOOD... or he says comments. It is sort of my new found challenge. There is a Hamburger chili recipe with the crock pot that is very similar to this... but this looks a tad tastier. :-) Thanks!!