Thursday, May 17, 2012

Southwest Goulash



                         When I was growing up my mom would make a goulash that my dad
               loved more than anything in the world. It was something we looked forward too.
                   In New England we didn't call it goulash we called it American "Chop Suey"
                        I've lived in the South and California and no one calls it that. It's known
                              as goulash. No matter what name you call it. It is delicious.
               My mom's version was Italian. I thought I'd do a fun twist on hers. Thanks mom.

                                                               Southwest Goulash

               1 1/2 pounds ground beef
               1 pound elbow pasta
               1 1/2 cups beef broth
               1 can tomato sauce, 2 depending on what you like
               2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
               1/2 can green chilies
               1 tablespoon minced garlic
               1/2 jalapeño, optional
               1 1/2 cup corn
               1 onion, diced
               1 green bell pepper, diced
               1 1/2 cups cheese
               1 teaspoon oregano
               salt and pepper

           1) Boil water in pot and add salt.
           2) Meanwhile, add olive oil to pan and sauté onions and pepper. Cook 4 min.
           Add Garlic, taco seasoning, oregano, green chilies and meat.
           3) Once the meat is brown add broth, tomato sauce and tomatoes. Heat through.
           4) Drain Pasta, add sauce and corn.
           5) Stir in cheese, season with salt and pepper.
           6) Add any toppings, sour cream, cheese, green onions and crushed chips.

46 comments:

  1. Ooo yum! I would also add the jalapeno to my goulash. ;)

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  2. I love all things Southwestern food related. Why have I never had goulash?! This looks so scrumptious! And I'll take 2 of those drinks :)

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  3. Yum! Hubby would love this. He said his mom made goulash all the time (he's from MI). My mother on the other was not a great cook, so we called it Hamburger Helper (out of the box).

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  4. My husband and I both grew up eating goulash. It's so funny when we talk because I think both our mothers made up their own concoctions all the time, which I love. I actually never make anything like this. Maybe I'll surprise my husband one night with this!! I think it's definitely a comfort food that will bring back good memories for both of us.

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  5. Right after I met my husband he told me that he was making chop suey for dinner. I was impressed with his mad cooking skills and after more conversation, I was amazed and amused by what was considered chop suey in New Hampshire. Back in Louisiana my mom always called it goulash or "stuff", whether it was Italian flavored or chili Mac. Either way was delicious! You have made this one extra special, Val. It looks fantastic!

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  6. Candace, I love this story.

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  7. It's funny I just had this convo with a cousin who lives in the mid west... He calls it Goulash... and I living in New Hampshire call it Chop Suey. Apparently us New Englanders have our own term for it since know one ever knows what I'm talking about!

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  8. My husband would even eat this! I am always looking for something to do with those fire roasted tomatoes!

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  9. and dinner this weekend is done! thanks!

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  10. Thinking I am going to have to try this, this weekend! Sounds so yummy!
    xx

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  11. That's what I made last night for dinner; but I used WW macaroni and my own homemade pasta sauce with these lovely chunks of spicy sausage in it. OMG! It was mucho delish!

    I love goulash! Comfort food.

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  12. I grew up eating Ghoulash. My grandmother made it for me all the time. Hers was the Italian Version, but this looks like a great twist on a classic. I can't wait to try it!

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  13. I ate goulash when I was younger and I promise you it didn't look that good! I bet yours tastes 100 times better, too!

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  14. Goulash is one of my most favorite meals, ever! I love your twist on it. Oh gosh, I'm about to devour my screen.
    And thanks for your comment and tweet. Means so much... unless I sounds like a stalker, then I'll just play it cool.

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  15. This sounds like a great weeknight meal and I bet it would be great for cleaning out the pantry too! Gorgeous pictures too!

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  16. Comfort food, plain and simple. Love it!

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  17. Oh that looks fabulous! My Mom made that for us when we were kids. Or, a version of..anyway.
    I am hungry now!!!

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  18. Definitely SUMMER comfort food and perfect for a summer party. A little spice, carbs, the beef ~ perfect :)

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  19. Amazing. And I love the beer in the corner. PERFECTION!

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  20. Your photos look so nice and colorful, Val! I love them. I know my husband would really like this dish. I wonder how goulash differs from a casserole? Both sound so Midwestern to me. Hope you have a good weekend :)

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  21. I had the American Chop Seuy at Whole Foods before and while it was good, your version looks and sounds so much better!
    Ps - I love the color of that Le Creuset!

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  22. Oooh, I love goulash and your Southwest take in on it looks so tasty Val! Gorgeous photos as always. Love all your creative recipes!

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  23. yum, this looks so delish and healthy!

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  24. Mmmmmmm! So impressive Val! Love this recipe and photos! Gorgeous my dear!

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  25. This reminds me of when I was a kid. Like your mom mine made an Italian version & it was always called goulash. This one looks really good too. Maybe I'll try it.

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  26. I know I can always count on you to provide mouthwatering recipes! Seriously whenever I want to cook something I head here :)

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  27. Oh heavens, SO GOOD! I have been craving something with pasta and I'm pretty sure it's *THIS* (c:

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  28. My grandmother made a similar dish (minus the spicy ingredients, of course)! This sounds delicious and looks so pretty in your beautiful turquoise Le Creuset :)

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  29. i will definitely have to make this. but tonight, it's mexican casserole :) btw, I'm having a 100+ Follower Urban Decay Giveaway! I hope you enter :)♥

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  30. As usual you have been a' busy postin' and everything looks so good. I'm not going to let my kids see the pancakes or it'll be the end of me!! Hahahahaha. That is going to be a treat for sure, I love it! Thanks for the great recipes once again. You are great with food and photography-I enjoy reading so much! Take care,

    Shauna

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  31. incredibles ideas and this blog is full of style!

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  32. yum! i've never had goulash but this looks really, really yummy- and not too bad to put together. :) i love your images so much.

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  33. YUM! We would definitely add the jalapeno! I'm headed to the grocery this morning and putting these ingredients on my list! I know this will be a hit with my family! Thanks Val!

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  34. Oh my gosh this looks so good! I am thinking this needs to be my dinner tonight! xo

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  35. Mmmm. I love goulash. Its pure comfort food to me. Bookmarked and making asap!

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  36. Goulash is such a yummy comforting pasta dish. I remember my mom always making it growing up! Now I LOVE this soutwest spin on it... anything with a mexican/southwest vibe to it makes me drool! Beautiful photos, too. I love your food presentation :)

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  37. Now this looks delish. I must make that this week. =)

    Hope you had a great weekend! xo ~Liz

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  38. This looks SO delish! My mom used to make goulash all the time when we were younger so I will definitely have to try your new take on it! Thanks for sharing a yummy new recipe!

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  39. My step mom also calls it American Chop Suey and I'm so in heart with it. Like, hard. Seriously - now I'm having a wicked hankering. Thanks a lot, Val. Geez, you wonderful temptress of tasty childhood foods!

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  40. This looks insanely good!! Going to print this off!! We had a version of goulash too and I used to love it when my mom made it. Love your blog! Thanks for your sweet comment on our last post.

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  41. Yes, please. Now. Thank you! (I have to make this for our next road trip!)

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  42. Everything on this blog looks so wonderful and fresh...I 'fashion' blog and am so glad I stumbled upon yours and all these great recipes! Following! XO
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