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*All recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted) are Martha Stewart's from the Everyday Food Cookbooks here and here, they are not my own. If other than this I will post links to the recipes or indicate that they are originals*

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mama's Kitchen

Hello to all!
In honor of Mother's Day I am sharing a recipe from my Mother's kitchen. 
There were not many to choose from, sorry Mom, but I do think this recipe is fantastic. 
What you see above is the classic Minnesotan dish of Goulash. 
No that is not a type of footwear you wear in the rain, that is a classic hotdish that my mother served probably about once a week when I was growing up.
For those of you non-Minnesotans, a hotdish is any kind of casserole, or some would say its a 
I would say that is pretty accurate.
When I called my Mother to get this recipe, I realized exactly why she made this so often...her version has just 6 ingredients and consists of things that you usually have on hand in the pantry.
For the mere fact that I can't not leave well enough alone, I did add a few ingredients. 
I don't have a completed photo, because we took this to a supper club and we were running late.
However, if you make it, you will see the finish product with your very own eyes! 

Mama Juju's Goulash
1lb ground beef
1 can tomato soup
1/2 jar marinara sauce
1/2 box elbow noodles

My additions
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar

Brown the beef in a pan, drain most of the fat out, remove beef from pan and set aside.  Add garlic to the little bit of leftover beef grease, cook until fragrant, about 30 sec.  Add onion and pepper and cook until soft, about 5 min.  Return beef to the pan.  Add the tomato soup and marinara. 

Meanwhile cook noodles in a pot of salted water until al dente. 
Once noodles are cooked, add them to the beef mixture along with 1/4 cup cheese and red pepper flakes.
Mix thoroughly.
Transfer entire mixture to a baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake at 375 for about 15 min.


  1. Good job Paige!! I think your version sounds awesome!!

  2. Kick-asserole. You crack me up and make me hungry at the same time. You're so talented :)