Monday, March 14, 2011


Granny Goose (what the kids call my mother) always made Goulash. When I was a kid we ate it a lot and I love it!!! Its easy and filling and very inexpensive to make.

2 lbs. ground beef (browned)
2 yellow onions chopped (I like sweet onions)
3 cups water
2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes (stewed tomatoes will do in a pinch)
3 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
2 TBSP Italian seasoning
2 bay leaves
1 TBSP seasoning salt
2 cups elbow macaroni

In a heavy bottom pot or cast iron dutch oven, saute ground beef breaking it up as you go until browned. Drain off grease. Add chopped onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Add 3 cup of water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaves and seasoning salt. Stir then cover with lid and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Add macaroni, stir, and replace lid and simmer another 15 minutes or so. Turn off the heat and remove bay leaves and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Goes great with garlic bread and a side salad or just have a bowl by its self. Refrigerate leftovers, reheat the next day and add a little water if need be.

Granny Goose used to add leftover vegetables if she had them, like green beans and corn.
I like it best without.


  1. Our goulosh is even simpler....onion cooked with ground beef, a couple cans diced tomatoes, and a box of cooked elbow macaroni! I think yours sounds better, tho!
    In answer to your question about fermented foods...YES! They are very good for you. And very simple to create in your own kitchen. The easiest being sauerkraut, which has just a couple of ingredients. Cabbage, salt, and maybe caraway seeds if you like yours that way. (I do!) I also add a bit of whey (from cheesemaking, or the liquid on the top of good, organic yogurt)

  2. I like the name granny goose, this looks delicious, I always enjoy meat sauce and pasta. Thanks for sharing.