It's that time of year again when ghosts and goblins are lurking around every corner and goulash recipes pop up all over the Internet. This delectable dish comes courtesy of Mr. Food, its a quick and easy recipe, good for campers as well as hungry trick or treaters. Brown the beef over a full spread of coals, stir in the remaining ingredients and let your bubbling cauldron work it's magic. In my 10 inch dutch oven, after sauteing the beef and onions over a full spread of coals, I removed most of the bottom coals, leaving 10 in a ring around the bottom and 22 on the lid. In 25 minutes the macaroni was tender and most of the liquid had been absorbed. The paprika does give it some warmth, add a pinch of red pepper flakes if you want to ramp up the heat. A good basic recipe, saute some red bell pepper with the beef and onions to give it more color. Whatever you do, enjoy the season and have a hauntingly good Halloween!
Beat the Clock Ghoulish Goulash
1 1/2-2 lbs lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3 1/2 cups beef broth
8 oz elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 Tblsp paprika
1 Tblsp garlic powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1-1 1/2 cups sour cream
Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
Brown beef with onion over a full compliment of coals; drain.
Move bottom coals to a ring around base of oven.
Add broth, macaroni, paprika, garlic powder and pepper, stir until well combined, making sure macaroni is completely submerged in broth.
Cover with as many coals as needed on lid to bring mixture to a strong bubble.
Simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway, or until macaroni is tender.
Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.
Makes 4-6 servings.
|Brown beef with onion over a full compliment of coals|
add sour cream