Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Beef Goulash

This week, our church has challenged us to participate in the Lazarus Project. This is a great frugal meal that I'll be making tonight. I knew Hubby couldn't go the entire week without meat so here is one meal idea that is inexpensive yet will keep the carnivores in your life happy.

I'll be posting more frugal meal ideas all week long, including some great beans and rice recipes that my tweeps (my Twitter peeps) shared. Please feel free to come back and visit every day this week!

For more recipes or kitchen tips, please visit Lisa who hosts Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Beef Goulash

  • 3/4 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1 15 oz can crushed or diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1/2 cup water or beef broth
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or honey
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 lb. pasta

In skillet, brown and drain ground beef. In large saucepan, place beef, water or broth, carrots and canned tomatoes. Cover with paprika, cloves, salt/pepper and brown sugar/honey. Bring to a boil.

In small bowl, whisk flour and 1/4 cup water. It will form a thin paste. Add the paste into the beef mixture. Stir well. Reduce heat. Simmer until carrots are cooked through. Add sour cream and heat through. Let simmer to allow excess water to boil off if necessary.

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Serve goulash beef over or mixed in with pasta with side of favorite veggie!


Brenda said...

This is something we like a lot but I have never tried it with honey

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Brenda, I am guessing that the honey helps reduce the acidity of the tomatoes.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Thanks for the link back to your other site about the Lazarus Project. Very cool. Your goulash is different from mine, but sounds great. Thanks for participating, this week, in TMTT.