Monday, July 30, 2007


What's for dinner tonight? Goulash! My mom always made it when I was a kid, and you know how that goes, no matter how many times you make it, it never tastes just right. Well, I finally found a recipe that does, so now I make it all the time! I got this recipe from one of Paula Deen's shows on the Food Network, and tweaked it just a bit, so here goes. (PS - sorry the picture is of the tupperware! I forgot to take one until after dinner was over, lol!)

1 pound ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 T canola oil
1 ½ cups water
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1 T Italian seasoning
2 bay leaves
1 T soy sauce
1 T House Seasoning
2 T sugar
1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked

In a dutch oven, sauté onion and garlic in oil just until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and sauté just until pink disappears. Drain. Return to pot and add water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, house seasoning, and sugar. Stir well and cook, covered, over medium heat for 20 minutes. Add macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves, and allow to sit covered for 30 minutes more before serving. Serve with salad and garlic bread.

House Seasoning

1 cup salt
¼ cup pepper
¼ cup garlic powder

Mix together and store in air-tight container for up to 6 months. Can be used on meat and vegetables as well.

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