Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bobby's Goulash

Goulash was always a word that scared me.  It sounds so odd so I decided to concur my fears and make it. ;)  Call me a nerd but I decided if I was going to eat this I wanted to know what exactly goulash was. 

So I googled it.  Apparently it is a term from Hungary and means herd of cattle, after a little more reading I found out that this dish was prepared a lot while men were out checking on their animals.  Armed with all this new knowledge I set out to find a recipe and where better to look than to Paula Deen?

Obviously everyone in my family enjoyed this, they gobbled it up and, they all said thank you multiple times. 

Picture of Bobby's Goulash Recipe

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef  (I only used 1 lb... mainly just to save a little money)
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped (I used onion powder we all know how I feel about the texture of onions)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

    In a Dutch oven, saute the ground beef over medium-high heat until no pink remains.
    Break up the meat while sauteing.
    Spoon off any grease.
    Add the onions and garlic to the pot and saute until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
     Add 3 cups water, along with the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, House Seasoning, and seasoned salt.
    Stir well.
    Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
    Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer for about 30 minutes.
    Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves, and allow the mixture to sit about 30 minutes more before serving.
    Serve with garlic bread and a salad.

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