I really like watching Paula Deen & her boys. My mom gave me some of cookbooks that she never uses, and one of them is the Deen Brothers' book called Y'all Come Eat. I love it! There are so many recipes in it that I want to try! This one is goulash that Paula Deen makes for her son, Bobby, on his birthday. It was so yummy, and made a ton! We ate on it for 2 or 3 days. It is VERY filling. I could barely put down 1 bowl, and I was full! To me, it tastes like a tomato-y beef & mac. Very good!
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 pounds ground beef - I used 73/27.
2 large onions, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt - I used kosher.
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1. In a large Dutch oven (I don't have the pleasure of having a wonderful Dutch oven, so I used my big pot.), heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the meat in the oil about 10 minutes, breaking meat up with a fork as it cooks. Add the onion, cook and stir for 5 minutes. (It doesn't say to in the recipe, but I drained out most of the grease. Mine ended up turning out thick, but I don't know if I would've liked all that extra grease in there.)
This is the beef before I added the onions.
This is the beef and onion mixture without all the extra grease.
2. Add the remaining ingredients except the macaroni.Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir in the macaroni; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Let the goulash stand for 20 minutes before serving. Serves 8 to 10.
Me: I would give it about a 8-9. It was very filling and yummy!
Hubby: He says a 10. He says it was very hearty & enjoyable. =) I love him!