Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Found while surfing the net. I don't remember what site I found it on.
- 1 lb ground beef, browned
- 2 onions, large chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 (16 ounce) bag elbow macaroni
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt (I use Lawry's)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Saute beef, 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes and 2 onions in large frying pan. Drain excess fat. Lots of onions makes this good.
- Meanwhile, in another pan cook macaroni in boiling, salted water until tender. Set aside until almost ready to serve.
- When beef and onions are finished cooking, add the canned, crushed tomatores and approximately 1/2 cup water; also add garlic salt, pepper, chili powder and mix well.
- Simmer for about 20 minutes; then add cooked macaroni noodles and mix well when ready to serve. If you add the macaroni noodles too soon, they may over cook and get mushy.
I found this in a very old Jewish cookbook and was going to post it. It is a very good, easy, recipe. I left out the chili powder and this one time I left out the onion because I served this with a side of sauteed onions and yellow squash and didn't want to go over the top with the onions...it was very good and my husband said "This is Mary's Special"..."Um, no, it's hamburger goulash."...apparently this was the only thing his grandmother ever made so they called it "Mary's Special." So this is a very vintage recipe as Grandma Mary died in the 70s...I was happy to find a recipe my husband loved and reminded him of his childhood...I'll be making this over and over again...
This recipe was just ok. I added some cheddar cheese & used garlic powder instead of garlic salt to reduce the sodium. Still seemed to lack flavour!
This is called American Chop Suey and every kid I know in New England ate some variant of this growing up.