Goulash?

Bender

Administering the BS
#1
Yeah Goulash.

I know there are different ways of making it, and we each have our own versions. Mine, emulates my grandma's.

So I guess my version will be the "POOR ON A FARM WITH 9 KIDS IN MIDWEST IOWA DURING THE 1940'S ON UP " version.

Which is actually pretty dang basic and my favorite version I might ad.

It's simply Macaroni noodles, ground beef, canned tomatoes, medium onion, chili powder.

Now the reason I say my version "EMULATES" my grandma, is because it is NOT grandma's version for one key reason.... The tomatoes used are not canned tomatoes like she used to do, the tomatoes I use, are usually a can of hunts diced, and some tomato juice, a far cry imperfection in the absolute bliss in grandmas canned tomatoes, which is what REALLY gave the goulash it's real taste.
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wez

Big Time BS
#2
Here's mine... My mum's actually..


1 lbs ground beef
2 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1 onion, maybe 2 if small
5 - 6 stalks of celery

Just brown the burger with the diced onions and celery, little salt and pepper.. Drain if ya need to. Then for the sauce.. mix up..

1 24 oz bottle of ketchup
1 T. of worchester
prolly about 1/4 cup of brown sugar (just add it til it's to my liking)

Mix the sauce with the burger, onion and celery and simmer til celery is tender to my liking, a little crunchy, goes quick if I dice em small.. add to the cooked macaroni, which I like firm, and pig out!

Can add kidney beans too, but I like it better w/out them.. good stuff.. gonna eat some leftovers now.. :)
 

Anna Perenna

Big Time BS'er
#3
Okay, your version(s) of goulash are totally different.

I'm Hungarian/Croatian, so we eat traditional Eastern European goulash. No macaroni or ground beef ...

beef steak, trimmed, cut into pieces
olive oil
onion
garlic
paprika
tomato paste
various finely chopped vegetables
ten thousand secret spices
red wine

served in its own sauce with green beans and silverbeet/spinach

plus herbed dumplings on the side
 

snafu

Big Time BS'er
#4
Anna Perenna said:
Okay, your version(s) of goulash are totally different.

I'm Hungarian/Croatian, so we eat traditional Eastern European goulash. No macaroni or ground beef ...

beef steak, trimmed, cut into pieces
olive oil
onion
garlic
paprika
tomato paste
various finely chopped vegetables
ten thousand secret spices
red wine

served in its own sauce with green beans and silverbeet/spinach

plus herbed dumplings on the side
See this sounds closer to what I was thinking goulash was. I thought it had potatos too though. I 've never heard of noodles in it.
 

Anna Perenna

Big Time BS'er
#5
snafu said:
See this sounds closer to what I was thinking goulash was. I thought it had potatos too though. I 've never heard of noodles in it.
Yeah, noodles are wrong!

As for potato, sometimes we'll have vinegar mashed potato with goulash if mum can't be bothered making dumplings.
 
#7
I hate the word goulash. It conjures memories of my Dad's cooking. His goulash and casseroles were legendary. Why is cream of mushroom soup always used to hold all that **** together. *blech*. This sounds okay though...it sounds like chili to me.
 

wez

Big Time BS
#8
emkay64 said:
I hate the word goulash. It conjures memories of my Dad's cooking. His goulash and casseroles were legendary. Why is cream of mushroom soup always used to hold all that **** together. *blech*. This sounds okay though...it sounds like chili to me.
hahahaha.. cream of Mushroom? Not in mine.. you'd love it!

Better than spagetti.. which is hard to beat..


Anna's right though.. Goulash is Hungarian and nothing like what we bastarized it to be.. I googled it.. Love to try her mums.. Sounds delish!
 

Bender

Administering the BS
#9
emkay64 said:
it sounds like chili to me.
Yes, in the Midwest version, it is basically just chili but with macaroni noodles instead of beans. Another variant is just throwing Macaroni INTO your chili and maybe some corn, and THAT is what some call GOULASH.
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