Eats: Goulash

5:00 PM

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Mmmm Goulash. I figured since I have been posting about food more often on this blog, I should add the occasional junk food on here. This is one of my family favorites and I am pretty sure it was a staple dinner for most families in my area growing up, everyone just added a little something different to their own.  I made this at my housewarming party and a lot of people liked it, so I made a big batch of it again to bring over to my parents house the other week.

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I made a double-batch for about six people, but if you want a smaller batch here is what you will need:

-1 box shells and cheese
-1 pound ground beef/turkey
-1 large tomato or two small, chopped
-1 small onion, chopped
-Olive oil
-Seasonings (I have my usual black pepper, season salt & cayenne pepper).

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First you will want to boil a pot of water, and cook the noodles for the shells and cheese. While that is cooking, heat up a large skillet, with a tiny amount of olive oil in it. Next, break apart meat in the skillet, and cook until half-done. Next, add the chopped tomato and onion, and season to taste. Cook until done.

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Drain the noodles and mix in the cheese, and then add the cooked meat, tomato & onion mix. You are all done! There are healthier options for this, you can use wheat noodles, healthier or non-dairy cheese, lean turkey or meat substitute, but I thought I would share the typical way we ate this as kids. Not very nutritional, but delicious and cheap.

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19 Musings

  1. Yum, comfort food in our family.

  2. I had to come back later to read this because I was starving when I opened your blog (aka bad time to read about food). That loosk delicious, and sometimes you don't want the healthiest version. Just the most delicious one.

  3. Just had mince for dinner last night but will remember to add pasta next time and make goulash

  4. wasn't a big goulash fan growing up and now that i'm "grown up" I might have to give it another try, it looks pretty simple and actually yummy!
    But...I am a BIG fan of TMBG!! never seen them sad
    :(. (just saw they are coming to CA in NOV!!! AAAAHHHH!!!!)

  5. Mmm, ok so it's 9:30 in the evening and now I have a major hankering for some cheesy goodness like this! I haven't had goulash in years...I never tried making it, but this really makes me want to give it a go. Looks delicious!

  6. I'm glad you posted this. I was wondering about the tomatoes..fresh ones...I'll have to remember that.

  7. Its good to know exactly how to put it together..because I was doing it wrong. I should make the noodles and cheese separate, before the meat and stuff.

  8. Really, glad you posted about this.

  9. Yummie this look so delicious, i was looking for something to make with my boyfriend and this is perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Its so true! Everyone has a little something different they do for goulash. We use egg noodles and no cheese! MMMM autumn-y.

  11. Yum yum yum!!!! It's so early in the morning here, I just had my breakfast and you're making me hungry! I'm so trying this soon I'll let you know how it turned out.

    Yes post more foodies, I like it when I get new recipes :D

  12. This is the first time that I'm seeing Goulash, and I have to looks scrummy! :)

  13. That looks amazing! Not a big fan of beef but I can tolerate it when it's paired with something like this.

  14. I've always wanted to try goulash, and this looks AMAZING. I seriously can't wait to try it!

  15. It looks yummy. I wanna try making it. Thanks for sharing, Sara! :(

  16. Can you imagine I never cooked or even ate this before? It looks so yummmy!


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