This quick and easy goulash might be an answer to prayer. It's so fast I call it Go-Go Goulash. Anyone else with a house full of hungry kids getting a teensy bit tired of cooking these days? I mean, togetherness is great and all but running the dishwasher twice a day is not the way we want to spend our time during "social distancing", right?
GB to the rescue with an old favorite you can whip up in one pan with just a pound of hamburger and a few simple ingredients from the pantry. This has been a family favorite for years.
Do you have a bigger family? Bigger appetites? This one's super easy to double and the leftovers are awesome. Me? I call them plan-overs and I love having some to pack in my lunch for the next day! Go Go Goulash is one of my slick go-to supper dishes because it's one of Papa's favorites.
How's this for easy? Brown the beef and crumble it right in the skillet. I love my Pampered Chef Mix and Chop. 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 we like it.
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!!) Experiment with some of the already seasoned petite diced tomatoes you can find nowadays and adjust the garlic and onion accordingly. You may find a flavor your family will love! Fire roasted? Basil, garlic and oregano? Yum!
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!
In the top picture, I served GO GO Goulash with Millie's Dilly Bread, toasted and buttered! SO good!!
Here's one more hint. Whoops, one night I didn't have tomato soup on the shelf, what the heck?? What's a girl to do? I grabbed a can of mushroom soup instead and it was awesome! I dubbed it "Golden Goulash" instead of "GB goofed!"
Here's another pasta dish your family will love. You can't beat beef and pasta and this one gets an extra kick with pepperoni added! Hungry Boy Three Meat Pasta Bake.
Goulash is such a cozy comfort food, perfect for the weird and stressful time we're living in right now. I'll bet a favorite dish will emerge from your quarantined kitchen and someday, years from now, you'll call it something silly like Covid casserole or stay-at-home soup.
What are you cooking out there folks? I'd love to hear from you. Tell me how you improvised and made a dish your own! Stay safe, say your prayers, and wash your hands! Blessings to you and yours!
Love, GB (Betty Streff)
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