When I don’t know what to cook I look through the fridge and the cupboards to see what I might be able to make for the next meal. Sometimes I have something in mind before I start, sometimes I don’t have a clue what will come out in the end. Tonight I ended up with Goulash. I originally had thought maybe something along the lines of a noodle dish but I didn’t know what. After I began cooking the noodles, goulash came to mind. Goulash is a great way to use up bits of vegetables that might not be enough for any other dish. Add some noodles, hamburger, vegeburger bits or prosage and some tomatoes…you’ve got yourself a quick and healthy meal.
I've known some mothers to save their leftovers in the freezer and then once a week, or as often as possible, they would put those leftovers together into a goulash.
This is a great way to serve an easy but healthy meal that very closely resembles hamburger helper without all the chemicals in a box of hamburger helper.
3 C Noodles
1 lb, Ground Beef or meat substitute
1/2 Onion, chopped
1 tsp Garlic, minced
3 C Vegetables, frozen or fresh chopped. I used a blend of corn and kidney bean for the video.
1 Can Seasoned Tomatoes, chopped
1 Can Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.
Add the noodles, return to a boil.
Boil noodles 8 minutes.
Drain and set aside.
In the same pot, fry hamburger.
Drain the fat when the hamburger is done.
Return the hamburger to the pot and add the onions.
Fry the onions on med/high for 5 minutes or until they are almost clear, stirring often.
Add the garlic and fry for a minute.
Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes and frozen veggies.
Reduce heat to medium and heat through.
Add the Italian Seasonings and the noodles.
Reduce heat to med/low or low until ready to eat.
Serve with parsley and a dollop of sour cream if desired.