GoulashSunday, October 30, 2011
... or should I say, "Ghoulash"...? Can you tell that I'm in the Halloween spirit this weekend? This past week, my husband and I had a cooking show on the television while we were doing chores around the house. All of a sudden, he said, "Goulash." I asked him why he said that and why he sounded so excited about it. He then said, "I love Goulash. You should make it this weekend. It just sounds like a Halloween dish. Get it..."Goul-ash"? Plus, you can post it on your blog for Halloween."
That's it. I officially have a food blogging husband. He knows to never touch a full plate of food that is in the refrigerator because it is most likely for a photography shoot the following day. He practices patience after I finish cooking a meal because he knows that I have to photograph it as soon as it's complete. He embraces the idea of trying new and different dishes since he knows that I want to eventually put those recipes on my blog. He checks my blog and sends me friendly reminders when a new post needs to go live on my site.
And now, he's brainstorming new dishes for me to try and is even taking a creative spin on the titles. I thought it was impossible to love him more than I already did but the fact that he has taken such a keen interest in my favorite hobby and supports How To: Simplify and me whole-heartedly? Words can't express just how awesome and amazing he truly is.
So now, thanks to Mr. How To: Simplify, I present to you Goulash...or the way we like to spell it, "Ghoulash." We can't wait to have this for lunch today in anticipation of one of our favorite holidays: Halloween!
- 2 lbs 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 seasoned salt
- 2 cups dried elbow macaroni
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a large dutch oven and saute the ground beef and ground turkey over medium-high heat. Remove any grease.
- Add the onions and cook for five minutes or until onions become tender.
- Add water, tomato sauce, tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, soy sauce, and seasoned salt and stir tom combine. Cove and cook for 20-25 minutes.
- Add the macaroni, stir to combine, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, discard the bay leaves, and allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve warm.
*Recipe adapted from Food Network
What is your favorite cold weather dish?