Friday, January 15, 2010

Brings me back to childhood Goulash

Childhood Goulash - 5 stars

When I was a little girl, my parents never had much money so Goulash was a real treat for dinner. I grew up loving this dish, so much so that I would request it for my birthday dinner each year. As I grew older and wiser, I still requested this meal. Something about this meal really feels like childhood. Now, as a mother, I make this for my family on a regular basis and even taught my 14 year son old how to make this. We probably make this about once every 2 weeks or so. I take all the leftovers to work as well. Yummy in my tummy!

You can add more veggies to this like mushrooms and zucchini to your liking, but I never have. You can also serve it with rice, however I prefer it with pasta. Specially large elbow or large shell pasta.

Childhood Goulash
• 1 pound lean ground beef
• 1 green bell pepper, diced
• 1 red bell pepper, diced (optional)
• 1 med onion diced
• 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasons
• 1 teaspoon garlic salt
• Pepper and salt to taste
• 1 can of Italian flavored diced tomatoes. (basil and garlic or whatever you like)
• 1 can of tomato sauce
• 1 can of tomato paste
1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Stir in all veggies and spices cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in tomatoes and sauces; simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour into your large pot of already cooked shell or elbow pasta and stir.


  1. Oh Jeannie...this was also a childhood favorite of mine.. Must run in our family!!! I still make it for myself about every other week. As I have no one to share it it all week.
    Never can get enough of your favorites. My special is Chicken and Dumplings.(homemade), but they just never taste as good as my mother made!
    Grandma Mary

  2. Sorry, I just saw this comment. I still love this dish.. I love chicken and dumplings.