Goulash has Come a Long Way!
Did you know goulash has been around for centuries? Goulash originated in Hungary as a soup or stew made from meat and vegetables. In the 9th century goulash was a favorite in the then Kingdom of Hungary. The shepherds prepared the goulash, dried it with the help of the sun then placed it on bags made from goat stomach. When they were ready to eat it, they just added water.** Kind if like the instant food we buy today minus the goat stomach thing. This modern goulash recipe is an old family favorite, easy to prepare, and the best thing about is it taste just as good as a left over. I hope you like to too.
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- 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 8oz cans tomatoes, mashed
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon salt, pepper,paprika, chili powder
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 8 oz elbow macaroni
- Cheddar cheese to top, optional
Now to put it all together
- Brown the meat with the spices. Blend in the remaining ingredients except the macaroni. Simmer on low for at least an hour or put in the crock pot set on low before leaving for work
- Cook the macaroni according to directions and add to the goulash. Stir and allow to cook 30 to get the taste in to the macaroni. Delicious topped with cheddar cheese, but that is up to you.