Thursday, May 7, 2009


Last week I posted Coleen's Hungarian Goulash, which by the way was amazing, and last night I made the version of goulash I grew up with. It's none to pretty, but sure hits the spot! We always had the big goulash controversy when I was growing up. One of my parents likes the onions and peppers crisp tender, the other soft and mushy. The controversy was with which parent was going to get to cook the goulash. My dad didn't cook often, but it was always a treat when he did. My dad's a great cook. I can admit he's a better cook than my mom because she doesn't get on the computer and will never know! I always loved eating goulash (I liked both mom and dads version) and my family always enjoys it too. It was very hard to write the recipe for it because I always just throw things in. Is this the way you make goulash? I love the fact this recipe can very easily be stretched by adding more noodles and tomatoes. It's also very inexpensive at about 75 cents per serving.
Today Makayla's having her Professional Party at school. She had to dress like the career she wants to be. She picked Miss America. This is her at the bus stop this morning. I hope the dress makes it all day because I'm the one who did all the alterations on it!
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, cut in half and sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 bag cooked egg noodles
salt and pepper
Brown ground beef, seasoning with salt and pepper. Drain and set aside. In same pan saute onion and peppers to desired consistency (I like the peppers to still have a little bite to them) in a very small amount of the fat left from the ground beef. When peppers and onions reach desired consistency add your ground beef back in. Dump in tomatoes and bring to a boil. Stir in noodles and season to taste.


Rachel said...

I've always wanted to try goulash! This version looks so good!

Your daughter is an absolute doll! I love the dress...I'm impressed that you did the alterations! :)

Norah said...

Yummy. Dh says it almost looks like the one from his childhood except his had elbow macaroni. Looks like we will be trying this sometime soon.

Crystal Lampe said...

We love goulash. I put my tomatoes in a blender and blend them first because my husband does not like chunks of tomatoes.

the ungourmet said...

You really can't go wrong with Goulash! It's great that you have passed this family recipe on to your kids!

Your daughter looks very pretty! I hope she had a nice time!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I can see why your husband said my Hungarian goulash was not the goulash he grew up with, your recipe is very different (nice and light!) Your daughter is beautiful, how cute that she was wearing that at the bus stop.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

We love goulash. My dh would hate the onions and peppers but not me. Did you save me a plate Heidi??? that is my kind of goulash.

Donna-FFW said...

Delicious looking goulash, and your daughter looks so pretty. Hope all went well for her today. Dress is so sweet.

Julie said...

She looks too cute...I'd like to change my profession to Miss America too :)
Yummy looking goulash!

Kristen said...

I love that so many dishes can have so many variations. Yours is completely different than mine. It looks very tasty.
Your daughter looks very pretty for her dress up day!

Lara said...

How adorable that she dressed to be Miss America. Didn't we all want that as little girls?

teresa said...

What a cute picture! This goulash looks wonderful, I'm a big fan too!

Delectable Dining said...

Great job on the dress! She looks adorable! :)

I love this version of goulash. I will definitely be making it. You're right... it's nice that it can easily be stretched with a little extra pasta/tomato.

Kathy said...

Your recipe looks wonderful and so does that cutie of yours! :o)