In Response to Re: CROCK POT, MEALS,SIDES OR BAKING???:
This is a very old old recipe that my grandma used to make. She always had a big pot of it (she cooked it on the stove) ready for us to eat when we arrived at her house. After being in the car for 14 hours it sure did taste great!! I adapted it for my crock pot years ago. Simple to make and a wonderful comfort food!! Grandma’s Goulash 1 lb box of rigatoni 1 lb ground beef 1 regular size can of sliced carrots, drained (I just hold the lid cockeyed and dump the water off) 1 bottle of Campbell’s tomato juice Dried onion flakes Cook the rigatoni for just 10 minutes. (The noodles will be very el dente) Drain and rinse. Brown the ground beef with dried onion flakes to taste. In the mean time, pour ½ the tomato juice into a crock pot. Add drained carrots. Using a paring knife, slice through the carrot coins until they are cut in half or quarters. (I just drag the knife along the bottom and through the coins) Add the ground beef and onion flake mixture to the crock. Add the drained rinsed rigatoni to the crock. Pour the remaining tomato juice over the rigs. Rinse the bottle with about a ½ cup of water and add to the crock. Stir well. Set on LOW, cover and cook for about 3-4 hours or until the noodles are soft and the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to over cook or it will be mushy. This does not freeze well at all but it does make excellent leftovers!!! Even cold!!
Posted by Renee C
Hi Renee,Thank you so much for a family recipe I will be trying this soon.I'm surprised at some of the recipe I'm finding for cooking and baking in the crockpot.Even cakes and bread.I want to start making some of these things and if they are good I'll share with everyone else.