Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Paula Dean Recipe - Bobby's Goulash

I have my standard channels on the TV that I always checkout before I settle in on the show I want to watch. It really is only a couple of them...The Food Network (standard and HD) and Bravo. One time I turned on the Food Network and Paul Dean's Party was on. She totally cracks me up with her bubbly personality. The recipe below is one of her son Bobby's favorite that she used to make for dinner before all their success. I sort of want to change the name of the recipe because I don't think it is a Goulash. Or I should say it isn't the type of goulash that I drew up eating. I will probably have to make a couple more times before I can decide on a name.

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 pound ground turkey
2 large onions, chopped
3 cups water
1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
3 bay leaves
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon House Seasoning, recipe follows
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
2 cups dried elbow macaroni

In a Dutch oven, saute the ground beef and ground turkey over medium-high heat, until no pink remains. Break up meat while sauteing; spoon off any grease. Add the onions to the pot and saute until they are tender about 5 minutes. Add 3 cups water, along with the tomato sauce, tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, House Seasoning, and seasoned salt. Stir well. Place a lid on the pot and allow this to cook for 20 to 25 minutes.

Add the elbow macaroni, stir well, return the lid to the pot, and simmer for about 20 minutes. Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaves and allow the mixture to sit about 30 minutes more before serving.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Review: This is an easy recipe to make because after you brown the just throw in all the rest of the ingredients in the pot and let it cook....then add the pasta and let it cook again. It also makes A LOT which is just the type of recipe I was looking for. We ate a bunch last night...there is enough for another meal and I froze a little bit of it for another day. It is perfect because I never know when my husband gets home from work and this is the type of dinner I can make ahead of time and it is easy for him to warm up when he gets home. Jacob liked it as well...he asked for more which he actually said before I asked him.

The other reason I liked this recipe is that if you don't want to make the huge amount it makes you can easily cut the recipe in half. I also cut down the amount of house seasoning I made because I don't need a cup and half of it.


Megan said...

This looks like something my family would eat! I'll have to file under *to try* list. Thanks for stopping by and entering my contest. 2 tickets went in the hat for you! Good Luck!!!

Anonymous said...

Thats funny because it is almost the exact same Goulash I have been making for over 15 years.


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