Friday, June 21, 2013

Methodist Week: Goulash

Welcome to the last day of Methodist Week!  (See days 1, 2, 3, and 4 here!)  It was a really great week of meals, even with the vaguely disappointing Herb Chicken from yesterday.

The last recipe comes from the United Methodist Women of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC.  The article comes from Novie Thomas who, in more bummer news, died at the age of 73 on her 51st wedding anniversary, November 18, 2012.  

Anyway, when I was looking through this cookbook to find a 5th recipe, I came across this recipe for goulash.  I said to Dennis, "Hey!  Goulash!"  And he shook his head.  "No goulash," he said.

I think he had the same idea of goulash I did, which is. . .I don't know.  Something with pasta and gluey sauce and mushrooms with mystery meat.  

So I made it anyway.  (Not to be hateful!  I just knew what he was thinking goulash was.)  A couple days later, I mentioned goulash again, he said, "No goulash."

When we sat down for dinner, I waited until he'd taken a bite and said it was good before saying, "Goulash!"

This recipe includes the ubiquitous cream of chicken soup and just a couple other ingredients.  It's really good and really easy.

Serves 4-6

Original Recipe:


1 lb. ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 tsp. olive oil
1 can tomato sauce
1 small box macaroni
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 bag cheese

I made this exactly like the recipe specified.

Brown hamburger and onion in olive oil.  Add tomato sauce and let it get hot.

While hamburger is browning, cook macaroni according to the directions on the package.  Drain, put in baking dish.

Pour soup over macaroni and stir.  Add hamburger mixture and stir.  Top with cheese as desired.

Bake until cheese melts.

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