American Goulash My Way

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Growing up this was one of my mom's stand by meals. She made it a little different than I do, I've had to adjust for a couple of picky eaters. This is a good, frugal meal that covers all your bases depending on how you make it.  The way I make it I feel like I need to add in some veggies to round out the meal so I usually serve it with a salad.

Last night when I made this I used 2 cans of tomato soup (Campbell's only, I don't like any other brands). Growing up my mom would use diced tomatoes or whole tomatoes that they canned, and broke them up a bit.  My husband and Bub don't like anything with chunks of tomatoes.  The last time I made this, I ran the tomatoes through the blender and they ate it that way! That tastes more traditional to me.  My mom also used to add chopped onions to this (you could add green pepper too if you like it);  my boys don't like chopped onion either so I use onion powder in this recipe.

American Goulash

1 lb lean ground beef
1 box elbow macaroni
2 cans tomato soup + 1 can water (or use diced tomatoes, whatever your family likes)
salt & pepper
Onion powder (or chopped onion)
Garlic or garlic powder
1 cup cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef (with onion and pepper if using). Season with garlic salt & pepper. Add soup and water (or tomatoes if using). Simmer 10 minutes while macaroni is cooking.
Boil macaroni al dente, drain, rinse. Return macaroni to pot, add beef mixture.
Serve in bowls with shredded cheese. Even better left over and reheated (add a little tomato juice when reheating, if too dry).

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Alisa said...

Oh my, that is just delicious!I have to make this again.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

Paula said...

This sounds yummy. My daughter will eat just about anything that's pasta. I have a couple questions though. What size is the box of macaroni and what size jar of tomatoes? Thanks

Christine said...

Hello Krista! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. This is a actually cool American Goulash recipe. Keep it up and I may see you on Food Network one day. By the way you can place more Foodista widget in your past and future blogs so that other Foodista readers can follow and see your blog too. Just search for a related recipe or food in Foodista and use its widget. I hope to read more from you. Cheers!

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