Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What the heck is Goulash??

Since Allison has been going to daycare I always heard that she eats Goulash.  I had no idea what it was so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across the recipe and realized it was something Brian would actually eat.  AND I had all of the ingredients on hand to make it for dinner that night.  Unfortunately I used a bit too much paprika and chili powder so Allison and Chloe wouldn't/couldn't eat it.  Brian and I enjoyed it though...although once you see the recipe you'll know why (it's the kind of meal we frequently eat!)  PS: Goulash is: A Hungarian style stew usually made with paprika, often served with or over buttered noodles.

That's right: meat, tomatoes, noodles...my kind of one pot (sort of) meal!

I can't give any one recipe/blog/link credit for the one because I combined a couple of different goulash recipes I found to make one that sounded good to me.

1 lb ground beef (we used turkey)
1 1/2 c elbow noodles (I used ronzoni brand)
1 can petite diced tomatoes (I only used 1/3 of a can and heard "There's too many tomatoes in this!")
1 tsp paprika (originally used 2 tsp...too much for us)
1/2 tbsp chili powder (originally used 1 tbsp...too much for us)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 oz tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
crushed red pepper (maybe that's why it was too hot!)

Cook noodles according to package directions.  Cook onion and beef until no longer pink. 
UPDATE...maybe I should have finished the directions!  : ) 
Add remaining ingredients to the beef and onion mix.  Simmer on low-medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through and flavors blend.  Add noodles and combine. 


  1. Make me laugh...this does sound like a "Tracy" meat!

  2. Probably would help if I finished the directions though.

  3. Your combination goulash works for me too. My kids love slurping macaroni with a yummy tomatoey meat sauce. I emphasize slurp as it is like feeding time at a zoo when I put a plate of this sort of food in front of them!

  4. This is more chili mac than goulash though.