Around our house this one has been affectionately called Aunt Martha's Casserole for years. This basic one-pot meal can be dressed up or left as is. My family prefers it with the addition of the corn, but if I don't have that on hand I'll throw in whatever assorted frozen vegetables I have on hand. But the one serious difference we make is that we add a lot of grated cheese to it and always add in 1/2 cup of catsup. Someone else's comment about her husband adding it afterward made me want to comment. It's the magic ingredient and usually on hand anyway.
I grew up calling this American Chop Suey. The only thing that we do differently is we cook the elbows separately and add them in just before serving. It's never failed. I always have to make extra because my family always comes back for more.
I love this! It is one of the best one pot meals a mother could add to her book of go to's lol! The only thing I would say is that if you aren't a big fan of chunks or pieces of tomatoes I would use one can tomato sauce and one can diced tomatoes . I seasoned it with about one tsp of oregano, thyme, rosemary, and basil. I will be serving with garlic bread and a salad! Thank you so much for this quick, healthy, go to dish for me and my family!!!!
I was so happy tonight after making this. All 4 of my kids loved it and my husband too. It's rare I find something that no one has a complaint. I added some season salt to flavor it more because my family loves extra seasons. Wonderful meal!!
This is almost identical to my Grandmothers Goulash! And yes it is very affordable and sometimes changed up a bit based on what was on hand! Grandma raised 7 kids during the depression. My grown kids beg me to still make it!
I couldn't believe how delicious this was.
Great meal, and I know this may sound ridiculous but the name is just awful. With so many out there struggling, poverty really isn't something to take lightly. Couldn't we just call it a Pauper's Meal or Peasant's Casserole instead?
MMMMm great recipe!! So simple and so tasty! This time I used our multi cooker Redmond, so everything was very easy to cook! Unfortunately we had no parmesan, so next time I'll defenitely buy i it beforehand!
I grew up on this and we also called it goulash :) I also use tomato juice, and add a dash or two of worcestershire sauce. Great comfort food, and cheap! Jiffy cornbread is a cheap, yummy side.
I hate the name, but love the recipe. Thank you for sharing this simple and satisfying recipe.