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Whether you are in no money times, or not, this is a SUPER MEAL TO HAVE! My hubby was so excited to try it, and I have to admit while cooking I ate a little here and there! LOL I did use ground turkey and put in an extra clove of garlic and 1 tsp basil. It was so good. I thank you for this wonderful meal that will come in good use at our home!

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~*Miss Diggy*~ October 12, 2002

hi Kari, This recipe reminds me of some of the wonderful concoctions we put together as kids,there were 10 of us kids so we lived very frugal,the only change I made was to add a can of kidney beans,it was delicious!!! Thanks for reminding me of my childhood. Darlene Summers

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Darlene Summers February 04, 2003

I've been making a one dish meal similar to this for years. It too, was my mom's go to supper for us girls when we were children. We called it goulash, but whatever you call it, it makes a wonderful meal. I made this exactly as written with the exception of using regular cheap tomato juice in place of the water, I've found that this one addition makes a big difference in the flavor. Which means DH doesn't feel compelled to pour ketchup all over his, (that used to irritate me). This is also an easy recipe to dress up any way you want, ie. italian seasonings, mushrooms, peppers, hot pepper flakes etc. This is really good, and leftovers are better!

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Nougat August 19, 2010

Yummy and filling. I used Morningstar Meal Starter Crumbles to make it vegetarian and topped it with shredded mozzarella .

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Rae912 May 15, 2011

We really enjoyed this recipe! I browned the ground beef with the onion and added more garlic and quite a bit of salt and pepper. Simple and homestyle goodness in one pan. I served this with crusty rolls and a tossed salad and there wasn't a bit left! Nice on the budget, great comfort food. Thanks, Kari!

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Denise! June 17, 2003

Fabulous!!!!! Cheap, tasty, and reminds me of childhood :) Used 4 garlic cloves, a 10oz can of beef broth and 6oz of water instead of the 16oz of water, and some Italian seasoning. It was so tasty I forgot to put the cheese on before I shoveled it down!!!

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redkennedy81 June 20, 2011

this is really yummy! i used 'campanelle' pasta, rather than elbows. since i live alone, i make a big batch and then transfer it into tupperware, putting some in the refrigerator and/or freezer for lunches at work. it freezes and refrigerates well.

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bramble January 18, 2004

Super recipe! I'm a beginner cook who has only been owning a real kitchen for about 3 weeks and this recipe made me look like a pro. My husband asked for seconds, which has never happened before :-)

One thing about the recipe: nobody warns me that this won't fit even in a big frying pan. I had to transfer the entire content into my sauce pan after I realize that the content was quickly overflowing. And there's no heat setting instruction so I was left turning my burner back and forth from medium high to high.

Still, it turned out fabulously. I guess I will learn with experience. Thank you so much for the recipe.

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beaver48612 July 16, 2011

Quick and easy to make and tasty too. i had a craving for corn so I added a can of kernels and it was delicious.

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Evamyth September 06, 2003

Sounds like goulash that I've been making for years, and my mom before me. I like the taste better if macaroni is cooked and then added. You can change up the spices to please you.

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Fritter April 29, 2011
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