Thursday, March 12, 2009

Not another pasta recipe...

If you didn't believe me about the pasta addiction mentioned before I hope you do now. Here we are two days later and I have made yet another pasta dish. My Hubby requested this one so I am not totally at fault, but it was on the list of meal possibilities that I gave him so it's not like he pulled it out of left field.

Does anyone else feel like your pulling teeth when asking your significant other what they would like for meals through out the week? I despise trying to get that sort of information out of Daniel. One of the last times I asked him you know what he dogs? Hot dogs?? You have a wife who loves to cook, is willing to cook just about anything, and has a food blog to top it all off, and all you can think about is hot dogs? How am I supposed to blog about hot dogs...geesh.

Anyway, I am slowly realizing that my husband doesn't have a fancy palate, he is happy with down home simple meals such as a good casserole. I know this probably isn't considered a casserole but it's down home and very easy. Some may know it as Johnny Marzetti as my family does, others may know it as Goulash, either way I hope you enjoy!!!
Katie's Johnny Marzetti~
1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 lb. elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1- 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes
1- 6 oz. tomato paste
2/3 C. tomato sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

1.) In a large pan, bring to a boil elbow macaroni.
2.) In a skillet brown ground beef, add green pepper and onion. Drain grease.
3.) Add ground beef mixture to drained elbow macaroni and add your diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Stir together and add salt and pepper, stir once again.

Now if it were up to me I would add a couple of cups of shredded cheese and throw that bad boy in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. Since Daniel is picky and I want him to enjoy this I am going to leave as is. You do whatever floats your boat!


5thsister said...

That's exactly how my mom made goulash!

Lissaloo said...

I had to laugh, my Hubby is just like that. I could cook ANYTHING! And he requests things like Mac & Cheese- from a box!!! or spaghetti! Men! LOL

Raoulysgirl said...

Ack! Maybe it's a man thing? My hubby says hot dogs or "beans." Beans? BEANS??? Sure...and rice...and tortillas...fry an egg...and a hot dog...we're golden. I DON'T think so, dear!

Willoughby said...

The goulash looks really good. My grandma used to make a very similar recipe, but she used wide egg noodles.

Sheila said...

Hot dogs, I completely understand. My husband lets the kids eat cereal when they aren't too interested in some more complex meal I have made.

We call this goulash, and my mom added velveta to it, but your idea of shredded cheddar sounds really tasty!

I had lost my mom's recipe and have seen some others, but yours seems most like the one she used. Thanks!