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I made this recipe for the guys in my home (I very rarely eat red meat). I as a bit concerned about the thinness mentioned and didn't want to serve it that way so I got around it by cooking the pasta in the stew instead of adding it after it was cooked. That worked very well indeed. What surprised me was that the ketchup loving guys thought that in this case it added too much sweetness (pick me up off the floor now!) and that they thought they would like it made with tomato sauce better. The recipe works beautifully and the meat comes out butter tender. I topped the servings with a bit of chives. Made for Photo Tag.

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Annacia December 01, 2007

Made with well trimmed short ribs as posted. I loved the tangy sauce. The house smelled wonderful while this was cooking. Thanks for posting SweetsLady. Made for I Recommend Tag.

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ElaineAnn October 26, 2010

Very mixed reaction - my preference was to serve it over the pasta as each of us required a difference amount (for 4 I used 300 grams of penne) so to help avoid the soupiness I cut the water to 2 cups and upped the flour to 3 tablespoons and I also had 2 1/2 pounds of diced gravy beef/shin beef and gave it the full 2 1/2 hours and the meat was lovely and tender but it was still a bit thinner than we would have liked. The plus is that it is a really easy meal to put together and there is not really a lot of work in it as most of the time it burbles away on the stove and just needs the occassional stir. Thank you SweetsLady, made for Please Review My Recipe.

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I'mPat October 12, 2010

Thanks for posting this recipe Sweets. A lovely alternative to my normal goulash. Using normally ground beef, I had left-over roast beef from sundays dinner and so this worked perfectly. The different flavor combinations came thru very nicely adding to the richness of the ketchup. Made for MarketTag~

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CoffeeB July 02, 2008

My son's comment on this was that the sauce was "kind of cool." This is easy to put together - perfect for my purposes tonight - I just put it on the stove top and did other stuff while it cooked. I used 1/3 cup of ketchup and a 6-oz can of tomato paste. I cooked the rigatoni separately and it was just the right consistency. Thanks for posting!

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pattikay in L.A. March 18, 2008

This recipe was very good. It was easy to make. The meat turned out to be very tender. This was pure comfort food. Thanks for posting!

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Shari2 December 15, 2007

This was very good and similar to my dad's 'Slumgulion' with the addition of the ketchup (which we added about 2 cups total). We used ground beef instead of steaks, and it was lovely. Thanks for sharing. -B&B-

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2Bleu December 09, 2007

While I liked the flavour of the meat and the gravy I really didn't care for the rigatoni in it. I think it would be much better served over noodles and that is what I will try next time. The beef comes out very tender. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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GaylaV November 24, 2007
Hungarian Goulash