I am not one of those cooks that can just toss some ingredients into a pot and come out with something fabulous. I need a recipe. Sadly, the women in my family tend to not write down things like measurements and directions. I can get the basics and then am left to try to figure out the right combination of things to get the taste right. I am close on a lot of them and each time I try them, I get a little better. Here’s my latest attempt at Grammy’s Goulash – I’m estimating it’s at least 5 servings but I’m still figuring that out…
1 tsp olive oil
1.5 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion
1 lb macaroni
2 jars of Ragu with meat flavor
1 Tbsp oregano
1/2 Tbsp Basil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
- Chop and fry onion with the olive oil. Cook slowly so they don’t burn.
- Add beef to onion, season with salt and pepper. Cook through and make sure meat in small pieces, not big chunks.
- Add hamburg mixture to cooked macaroni. Add sauce and spices.
- Warm through before serving.