Thursday, January 7, 2010

All-American Slum-Gullion


Looking for cheap? Looking for easy? Look no farther! This is possibly the white-trashiest recipe I've ever posted. How do I know you ask? I found it in White Trash Cooking... my latest cookbook from the library. I've really enjoyed this book... maybe a little too much! This recipe's a lot like my goulash recipe only it uses different noodles and doesn't have any green peppers. I love the fact it only uses 4 ingredients making it super inexpensive... OK, it's down right cheap! Not many meals make enough for a small army (I still have a HUGE zip loc bag full in the fridge) and only cost about 60 cents per serving. Enjoy :)

SLUM-GULLION (recipe written exactly from the cookbook)
Cook some elbow macaroni-plenty. Brown minced onion (stronger the better) and hamburger in a skillet. Add 1 can Delmonte tomatoes, salt, pepper and all the macaroni you got. Simmer til you can't stand it any longer, then take it off the fire and dive in. This is especially good when you're in a hurry-up day, like when there's a funeral, an auction, or flag-burning at the Legion Hall.

SLUM-GULLION (how I made it)
1/2 lb elbow macaroni
1 lb ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 can (28 oz) Delmonte diced tomatoes
salt and pepper

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile brown ground beef with onion in skillet and drain. Return to skillet and add can of tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add cooked macaroni. Simmer 5 - 10 minutes before serving (it grows the longer you cook it!!)

19 comments:

Stephanie said...

Are you supposed to laugh when reading a recipe?! Well, I laughed! Yep, looks a lot like my goulash recipe, too!

I'm going to have to find White Trash Cooking at my library! That's great!!!

Suzanne said...

I'm gonna have to get that book! I'm all for easy recipes and have eaten a fair share of trashy ones! :)

Krista said...

I wondered what you were cooking when I read the title of your post. This is hilarious. I'll have to look for that cookbook too.

Tiffanee said...

Hey I love it!! How funny. Thanks for giving me a laugh today. I really needed it. I am going to have to find that book. So if my goulash is that same recipe..am I truly white trash?? HA HA!!

Rachel said...

That is hysterical! I called my husband in to take a look at that cookbook, b/c I knew he'd never believe me that there was really a cookbook with that title :) I'm all about economical meals, so white trash or not, I'm all for trying it!

Michelle said...

goulash! great name for it, and I may just have to go get that cookbook for the name alone. LOL

Deana said...

I call it goulash too lol

megan said...

cheap and easy sounds absolutely perfect! I'm definitely making this :)

Luigi said...

Hillarious, although im sure any such book would be banned in the UK for fear of "offending" someone.

I like the way she says Simmer till you can't stand it any longer. For an Italian Nonna (Grandmother), that could be weeks. lol.

McMom said...

I have got to get that cookbook! And I am definitely going to try those blondies. What a great idea!

teresa said...

lol, my husband gave me the exact same cookbook as kind of a joke, but maybe i should actually look through it now. this looks really good!

Mary said...

Isn't that a great cookbook? Love it, love white trash cookin'!!

Have a great weekend!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I've read this cookbook and it really IS a great one!!

Judy said...

That cookbook looks like a hoot. Bet there are more good recipes in it too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Katy ~ said...

I've seen it at the library and went passed it. Now I'm going to have to take it out.

A recipe to feed an army? Sounds good to me!

biz319 said...

OMG, I had to laugh out loud because growing up, this was on the table at LEAST once a week - and whenever my daughter visits my Mom, she asks for it!

And we called it slumgullion - I thought we made that up!

Carrie said...

That's hilarious!! I have to get a copy of that cookbook!!

Jules Someone said...

That is excellent. I think I could be white trash. ;-) At least while eating this dinner....

Colleen said...

This is hilarious - and delicious-looking!