Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blue Plate Mondays - Great Goulash

Welcome to Blue Plate Mondays! I hope you will join me in this recipe exchange. In the weeks to come I will be sharing some of my favorite menu planning tips as I re-work and re-think my own menu planning, pantry, and shopping lists. I am planning some fun giveaways to help encourage you to open your recipe boxes.

This week I am sharing a new recipe that I have added to my family’s menu rotation – Great Goulash. This is a recipe from Rachael Ray’s kitchen and it is quick, easy, and tasty. I stretched the recipe a bit by adding a little more turkey and a little more pasta, added a cabbage salad and bread to the menu and was able to feed six.

Great Goulash (serves 4)

½ lb. elbow macaroni
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 T butter 1 and 1/3 lbs. ground lean turkey
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 med. Onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 T sweet paprika
1 t ground cumin
1 t dried marjoram
Black pepper
1 C chicken stock
1 C sour cream
2 T chopped flat leaf parsley
2 T chopped dill

Bring a pot of water to boil for pasta. When it comes to a boil, add pasta and salt to season. Cook pasta 6 minutes to al dente.

While water comes to a boil and pasta cooks, heat a deep skillet over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil then butter then ground meat. Break up meat and crumble, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add garlic, onions, red bell peppers and seasonings to the turkey. Cook 5 to 6 minutes then add chicken stock and sour cream to the pan. Bring to a bubble and reduce heat to low.

Add cooked pasta and stir. Let pasta absorb some sauce, a minute or so. Adjust seasonings and serve. Garnish the prepared dish with chopped parsley.

John and the girls love this dish. Have a great tasting Monday.


I hope you will join us and share your favorite recipes. It is easy.

1. Create a post on your blog that includes a favorite recipe. Don’t forget the stories and any attribution necessary. If you don’t have a blog, e-mail your recipe to me and I will post it here for you.

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3. Check back often to see who is sharing recipes and visit the participants and leave comments.

4. Challenge yourself to try a new recipe each week and cram your recipes boxes full!
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  1. That looks deliscious! Thanks for stopping over at my blog and entering the giveaway. It is nice to discover new blogs this way.

  2. Looks good!! I believe we will be trying this out tomorrow night!

  3. For some reason I dont see mr. linky! But I am posting a recipe today anywho! Your recipe sounds YUMMY.