Sunday, October 4, 2009

Here ya go, another easy recipe.....

Its been cold and rainy all weekend and its just the right time for a recipe like this. Its easy and kids love it. It is my own recipe as I've added and taken away from the original that I think came from Miracle Whip ages ago. I hope you make it and let me know how you like it. Enjoy.

VAL'S ONE PAN GOULASH

Dinner's on the table in less than 30 minutes!

You will need:

1 lb. ground chuck
1 jar spaghetti sauce (1 lb. 10 oz size) I use Ragu or Prego
1 medium onion, finely chopped
quarter of a green pepper, finely chopped....more or less according to your taste
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni (or Penne works well too)
1 to 2 tsp. minced garlic or garlic powder
pinch of white sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 heaping tablespoon Miracle Whip salad dressing
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Brown hamburger, onion and green pepper in a large pan that has a cover. Drain this mixture in a colander, sprinkle with salt, mix and set aside.

Pour 1 cup water and the entire jar of spaghetti sauce in pan, mix well and bring to a boil. Add 1 1/2 cups of elbow macaroni, stir well to combine.

then add:
1 to 2 tsp. garlic powder
a pinch of white sugar (a must)

Add the hamburger and onion mixture, combine well. Bring to a boil once more, then turn down to medium, cover the pan and simmer for 15 to 18 minutes, stirring often so the macaroni won't stick to the bottom of the pan. Note: stir carefully, you don't want to make the macaroni into mush!

After the macaroni is cooked to your liking, remove from heat and add a heaping tablespoon of Miracle Whip and mix well. This is optional but it does give it a little kick and adds a nice flavor.

Top with Parmesan cheese if you wish. Serve with hot buttered rolls. Serves four.

4 comments:

Moohaa said...

Sounds yummy. I used to make a ghoulash dish for my mother when I took care of her as a kid.. and it was YUCKO!! Made me want to barf. This sounds MUCH better! :)

Jamie said...

This sounds great! I love good goulash, but for some reason, no one I know will eat it. I think that was the one bad dish that everyone had to eat growing up....

I hope your week is good Charlotte. Big hugs. :)

Sophie said...

That sounds quick, easy, and good for cooler weather coming up. Thanks for sharing, Val!

SOUL: said...

that is good stuff-- i have made it before-- well similar. but yep-- good stuff.

( i use sour cream tho-- not a mayo-- or miracle whippy person) :)

ugh-- i was gonna say somethin else-- but everything just flew right outta my head.
i know you aren't surprised by that

happy tuesday
hugZ