Comfort Food in a Hurry
Busy nights call for great tasting food you can whip up in a hurry with just a few simple ingredients. This one starts with a pound of hamburger! Here’s a one pan skillet supper that’s sure to become a favorite. Bigger family? Bigger appetites? This one’s super easy to double and the leftovers are awesome. Personally, I call them plan-overs and I love having some to pack in my lunch for the next day! This one’s one of my go-to supper dishes because it’s one of Papa’s (my hubby Steve) favorites.
How’s this for easy? Brown the beef and crumble it right in the skillet. I love my Pampered Chef hamburger thingamajig. I use it for lots of stuff but it’s a must for quickly getting ground beef ready for so many dishes! It does a great job of breaking up the beef just the way Papa likes it. Looks like I added a little instant minced onion in the picture (Oops- oh well! Habit!) and we like seasoned salt but use plain if you prefer!
Now it’s a simple dump-dump-dump process of adding the tomatoes, soup, macaroni and the rest. (Hint: If you can’t find the petite tomatoes, you can grab your kitchen scissors and snip them into smaller pieces right in the can!!) And, with all the tasty varieties of canned tomatoes nowadays, you might find a flavor profile you like even better!!
Stir it all up, cover it tight and give it another stir or two while it’s cooking til the macaroni is nice and tender. While it’s doing it’s thing you’ve got time to toss a salad (bagged of course), heat a veggie like some french cut green beans or peas if you like ’em. Oh, and maybe pop some garlic toast in the oven. Mmmmmm! heavenly smells wafting from the kitchen!
Here’s one more hint. Whoops, one night I didn’t have tomato soup on the shelf, a rare situation! So, I grabbed a can of mushroom soup instead and it was awesome! I dubbed it “Golden Goulash” instead of “GB goofed!”
GB's Go Go Goulash
Comfort Food at it's finest!
- 1 pound ground beef browned and crumbled
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes with onion and garlic
- 1 can tomato soup
- 1 soup can water about 1 1/4 cup
- 1 1/2 cup dry elbow macaroni
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
In a non-stick skillet with a tight fitting lid brown the beef and season to taste with your favorite seasoned salt and pepper.
Add the rest of the ingredients and give it a stir.
Reduce heat, put on the cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until macaroni is tender.
Remove lid and stir a couple of times while it’s cooking to make sure it’s not sticking.
You may need to add a little water.
I hope you enjoy this humble, cozy dish on a cool fall evening! I’d love to hear from you. Tell me how you improvised and made it your own! Blessings to you and yours!