Friday, December 17, 2010

What's Cookin': Slumgullion

Everyone has a dish that reminds them of a certain memory and for some reason Mike thought of his Mom making his family slumgullion when he was a kid and thought it sounded perfect a few weeks ago when the Steelers had a Sunday night game. He explained the dish to me and my first reaction was "that sounds like goulash, that my babysitter used to make us." Regardless, I never turn down an opportunity to have dinner cooked for me and sat back and enjoyed the last few minutes of non-football TV while Mike prepared his dish. It turned out wonderfully and is a great, simple winter dish that I think most kids would enjoy as well ... that said, it can easily be jazzed up. Enjoy!


1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
dash or two of oregano
dash or two of red pepper flakes
1 14 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/2 cup water

12 oz elbow macaroni or cavatappi pasta

Heat water and boil pasta for 2/3 of the recommended cooking time.

While pasta is cooking, in a deep skillet/saucepan, brown meet with the onion, green pepper, garlic and spices. Drain and fat from the pan. Add tomatoes, condensed soup and water and allow to cook until the pasta is ready. Add pasta to the pan and allow to finish cooking and flavor marry for about 15 minutes.


Danielle said...

Darn Yankees, have to go changing the name of our dishes! It's goulash, by George. But like you, I'd keep my mouth shut if it meant someone was cooking for me.