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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I Pity The Fool-ash, Who Don't Like Goulash!

Ah, goulash. Everybody has their own recipe for this heartiest of budget meals. Be assured that I am not referring to authentic Hungarian goulash, but to any random combo of meat, veggies, and cheese that fits in one pot-type goulash. My girlfriend and I have perfected the art of the goulash, and I will share with you now our battle-tested recipe.

Kathryn and Iain's Friggin' Wicked Goulash

- Ground chicken or turkey (or beef, or pork, or lamb, or soy-based products)
- Veggies (e.g. - onions, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, and so forth)
- Pasta sauce (Whatever you happen to have. If the sauce is thin, you may want to thicken it with some tomato paste.)
- Spices (Use whatever you feel like. Our recipes always includes oregano, the lustiest of all spices.)
- Salt and pepper (If you don't have these, stop cooking. Order a pizza.)
- Cheese (Preferrably cheddar.)
- Bread crumbs
- Pasta (No linguini or spaghetti. Go for shorter pastas like penne, bow-ties or fusilli.)

1. Cook the ground meat until it is cooked. Simple, no?
2. Throw in whatever veggies and spices you have. Measurements here are not important. As long as you have faith in the goulash, the flavour will come. Cook this for a bit.
3. Chuck in the sauce. Mix well.
4. Cook the pasta. Drain the pasta.
5. Mix the cooked pasta with the meat/veggie mixture, and place into an oven-safe dish (or two if it won't fit in one).
6. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
7. Cover the top of the goulash with grated cheese, then with the breadcrumbs. Not too much, just enough to lightly coat.
8. Shove it into the oven. Wait 15-20 minutes. Take out. Eat. Prepare to have a ton of leftovers.


  • At 9:43 a.m., Blogger suz said…

    yum. but hungarian goulash is still the ultimate.
    i loves it.

  • At 2:18 p.m., Blogger Jon said…

    that's the one with the meat, tomato soup, mustard, worchestershire sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and noodles.

    That's what -I- call Goulash.

    Fan-frickin tastic.

  • At 3:41 p.m., Blogger iaingillis said…

    Nope. "Real" Hungarian goulash is basically a beef stew (beef, onions, potatoes), with a lot of paprika (Hungarian paprika to be authentic). The addition of pasta is a North American addition, I think. Either way, both taste good.

  • At 11:11 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i think that any recipe that uses "chuck" as one of it's steps.... is probably a pretty good recipe.

    tell your girlfriend to call me.


  • At 3:38 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ha! i totally DID call you today, without seeing this message!

    i am telepathic and magical and awesome.

    (goulash and iain are also magical and awesome...but less telepathic)



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