Goulash

2 lbs. hamburger
2 cups chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
6 cups water
4 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
4 Tbls. Parsley
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. sweet basil
½ tsp. oregano
16 oz. curly noodles

Brown ground beef until almost done in a 4 quart saucepan.  Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender but not brown.  Stir in water, tomato sauce, and spices; bring to a boil.  Add noodles and return to a boil.  Cover and cook, stirring frequently, 10 minutes or until the noodles are done.  Serve with cheese.


My favorite hamburger-based meal.  It’s warm, slightly spicy, and when served with a thick slab of cheese, the perfect comfort meal.  In my opinion.  It’s not my older brother’s favorite, fyi.

We got this recipe straight from the back of the curly-roni package, back when curly-roni was a thing.  Is it still?  I really don’t know.  As you can tell, we’ve changed a few things from this recipe, but not much.  Hm, is this really goulash then?  I haven’t done an etymological study of the word “goulash.”  I probably won’t, if I’m honest.  I’m alright with calling this dish “goulash” even if it’s not technically “goulash.”

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Posted by:anessamarie

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