Monday, August 10, 2015

Fumbling Toward Culinary Talent: Deloras-Inspired Goulash

I hadn't made goulash in ages. This recipe is inspired my mom, who made this version of goulash quite often. 

1 lb. ground beef
Box of macaroni
2 regular cans of petite diced tomatoes
2 small cans of mushrooms, drained
1 small yellow or white onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
1 beef flavor cube 
Strong smidge of Tatsefully Simple Garlic Garlic seasoning
Smidge of Penzey's Northwoods seasoning
Small smidge of basil and thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the macaroni, drain, and set aside. In a skillet saut√© the bell pepper and onion for a good while. Then brown the ground beef with the pepper and onion. 

In a dutch oven combine the ground beef mixture, tomatoes with juice, and mushrooms. Dump in the macaroni. 

Put about 1/4 cup of water in a glass, drop a beef cube in it, and microwave for a minute. Dump the beef-flavored water into the pan. Then add the seasonings and cook over medium-low heat for approximately 10-15 minutes. Stir often to coat the pasta and fully mix the ingredients. 

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