Thursday, November 10, 2016

Grandma's Goulash

I don't particularly enjoy cooking, but I do enjoy eating.  And being a family history buff, I've talked Grandma Carson into showing me how to make a few of her other delicious recipes: the family culinary tradition must be preserved.  [In other words, I must not go hungry!]
Grandma is always very gracious, and here is her latest wonderful recipe:

Goulash
1 lb. box Campanelle pasta
water
garlic salt
1 lb. ground beef
20 oz. tomato juice
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup and 1 tablespoon milk
salsa
grated cheddar cheese

Prepare pasta as directed on box: boil water (seasoned with garlic salt), then cook noodles till soft (maybe 15 minutes).  Drain.  Brown beef in a frying pan; add to pasta.  

Pour in the tomato juice.  Whisk flour and milk in a small bowl.  Add flour mixture to goulash.  Then stir in salsa to taste. (How much you use depends how spicy you want the goulash and how strong your salsa is.  Last time I made this, I used almost a whole jar of medium salsa.)  Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  

Turn stove down to low and sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of goulash.  Simmer with a lid on till cheese is melted.  Serve warm.  
I like my goulash best with plenty of sour cream.

Have you ever eaten goulash?
What are your favorite go-to recipes?

34 comments:

  1. I have eaten goulash...but never with sour cream. Your grandmother's recipe looks delicious!

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  2. Yes, I have eaten goulash.
    Recipe looks very good. Nice cold day.
    I think I'd have to say Chili is my favorite go to recipe.

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    1. Chili is wonderful, especially during the winter.

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  3. Bethany, that looks delicious!! My mom made goulash occasionally when we were younger but I haven't had it for a while. Methinks I might try this recipe out sometime soon. :D

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

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  4. Mmmm... we love goulash and often I will make Hungarian goulash though I use tomato soup and round steak to make it. Yours looks wonderful :)

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Sounds like you have an interesting variation!

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  5. BethanyI love eating goulash and in my place is a common meal..

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    1. I guess the dish originated in Europe, so I'm sure you guys know how to make some good goulash!

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  6. Hello Bethany!
    Happy for you. I love stews. often, I like them.
    The best are the Hungarian stews.
    Try Your recipe. Do not eat the cream or milk.
    Greetings.
    Lucja

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  7. I have not had goulash in years! I forgot how much I love it! Thanks for the recipe. Do you know I have never had it with sour cream!?! Yum! xo Diana

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    1. Sour cream and cottage cheese make a lot of meals so much better.

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  8. I've never tried goulash, but your recipe sounds like stuff I would eat. I might have to try it (sans sour cream--can't stand sour cream).

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  9. Yes I like to make Hungarian Goulash - my dad's favourite so he asks me to make it for him.
    We cook the meat in the seasoned tomato and beef stock and eat with boiled potatoes.
    Yours looks good with pasta, I must say!

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  10. Hi Bethany, This sounds great! And easy to boot. Wow, I may give it a try this weekend! :-) Wishing you a fine weekend!

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  11. Woops, I forgot to answer your questions. I have eaten Hungarian Goulash but it's been a while and my go-to recipe is Swiss Steak.

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    1. I've never made Swiss Steak. Perhaps I should find a recipe (if it's simple).

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  12. Oh, my! This looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. I love dishes like this, and they are not too complicated to prepare, either. :) Have a blessed day, my friend.

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    1. One thing you can be assured of is you will most likely never find a very complicated recipe on my blog!

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  13. Oh, yummy! I love tasty recipes that are so simple to make. Thanks for sharing it!

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  14. Yes, I have eaten goulash, when I was living abroad. It tasted good.
    Actually, I love all kind of dishes, but I remember the balkan cuisine, e.g. the Cevapçici and Pljeskavica, which are really good. Thanks for sharing the Goulash recipe.

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    1. Sounds like you've enjoyed a wide variety of good foods.

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  15. My mom makes something similar to this except she bakes it in the oven and spreads cheese over the top. I guess her's is more like a casserole.

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  16. This sounds delicious...I had a neighbor that made Goulash and would give us a bowl every now and then!

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    1. Sounds like a great type of neighbor to have!

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  17. Being Hungarian, I grew up around goulash but .. I didn't eat meat, so my memory of the true grandma taste, is none. That being said, well done you!

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    1. One of my family members is a vegetarian, so regardless of what I make, I almost always make a vegetarian version as well. Other cooks in my family do the same...and I have to say, sometimes the vegetarian version tastes better!

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