Goulash is derived from a Hungarian word for Cattle Stockman- Gulyas. In food circles, it can mean a variety of things but is basically a soup or stew made up of vegetables, beef and onions.
Growing up, Goulash was a comfort close to my heart that was a simple thick hearty version of spaghetti in essence. Its basic. It's simple and its cheesy gooey deliciousness brings me home no matter where I am, but only if my momma makes it!
Bless her heart she did! So here is the recipe (finally, I know you have been waiting on it!)
Momma's Southern Goulash
1/2 box of elbow macaroni noodles (cooked al dente)
1 Jar of home canned tomatoes (or 1 can of diced and 1 can of stewed store bought)
1/2 block KRAFT American Cheese
1/2 green pepper
2 tbs butter
2 tbs garlic
1 lb ground beef
Brown beef. Run tomatoes in blender or food processor to course chop them (don't want runny sauce but do not want chunks).
Chop fine pepper, onion and garlic and saute in the butter. Pour tomatoes in and simmer. Add browned beef and noodles. Cook till noodles are tender. Add shredded cheese. When cheese is melted, serve warm!
BTW: Using a cast iron pan only makes it better!