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!
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
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!
Yummy and filling. I used Morningstar Meal Starter Crumbles to make it vegetarian and topped it with shredded mozzarella .
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Too funny! I got this recipe from "Coed" magazine when I was in 7th grade home economics in Wash. DC. It became my specialty. I made it often growing up and my 4 kids were raised on it. I am now 60. We eat this recipe at least twice monthly because one of them always asks for it. The only difference is my recipe called for a can of corn niblets and 1 tbs of worcestershire sauce. I've even passed it on to new brides in my shower gift of quick and easy recipes for the newlywed.