Friday, May 25, 2012

Baked Goulash



Paprika is produced in a number of places including Hungary, Serbia, Spain and California. It is used as an ingredient in a broad variety of dishes throughout the world. Paprika is principally used to season and color rices, stews, and soups, such as goulash, and in the preparation of sausages as an ingredient that is mixed with meats and other spices. In the United States, paprika is frequently sprinkled on foods as a garnish, but the flavor is more effectively produced by heating it gently in oil.

 
Spanish Paprika (Pimenton) is available in three versions, mild (Pimenton Dulce), moderately spicy (Pimenton Agridulce), and very spicy (Pimenton Picante.) Some Spanish paprika, including Pimenton de la Vera has a distinct smokey flavor and aroma as it is dried by smoking, typically using oak wood.

Hungary is a major source of paprika and is thus more commonly used.

Capsicum peppers used for paprika are unusually rich in vitamin C. Much of the vitamin C content is retained in paprika, which contains more vitamin C by weight than does lemon juice.

Debo was eating this goulash like he had not eaten in 24 hours. He even took a big bowl of goulash to work for lunch. 

Baked Goulash
Copyright 2012, Christine's Pantry. All rights reserved.

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cups elbow macaroni pasta, uncooked
1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 (8.0 oz) cans tomato sauce
2 cups water
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon paprika

Directions:
In large pot, cook ground beef, over medium heat. Break up meat as it cooks, add salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink. Add onions, stir and cook about 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Stir well.

Bring to simmer, cover, cook about 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon mix into lightly greased casserole dish. Top with cheese. Bake about 15 to 20 minutes, until cheese melted and heated through. Enjoy!

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25 comments:

  1. Christine you had me at this title and photo of the cheese wow!

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  2. Wow, this sounds fabulous! It has all the ingredients that my family really enjoy, so I'll very definitely be making it - once this hot weather dies back a bit! As we're in England, I'm sure it won't be long. LOL

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  3. This sounds like it would be really tasty!

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  4. My mom used to make goulash, but never baked. Well done.

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  5. I've never had an Italian goulash before! Muy bueno!

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  6. "Capsicum peppers used for paprika are unusually rich in vitamin C. Much of the vitamin C content is retained in paprika, which contains more vitamin C by weight than does lemon juice."

    I had no idea. So interesting! This sounds like nice, comfort food.

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  7. Love the idea of a baked goulash... looks yummy! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! ~ Ramona

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  8. Looks yummy, Christine. I love homey casseroles!

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  9. What an easy and fantastic sounding recipe! I love paprika thanks for the info on the different types.

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  10. Yummy dish! It is the slight aroma and the vibrant red color that I really love about paprika...

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  11. sound Yummy i use paprika so often in my cooking,have a great weekend !!

    Ridwan

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  12. This looks great, Christine! Such a comforting dish! Yum! PS: I awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. Hop on over to my blog to get your badge:)

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      I am honored. This means the world to me. Thank you so much for thinking about me.

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  13. This looks really delicious Christine. Hope that you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. I have nominated you for the Excellence in Story Telling Award. You can view it here and all the particulars. http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/

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    1. Hi,

      I am honored. This means the world to me. Thank you so much for thinking about me.

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  14. I used to make this when we were newlyweds...you've brought back some wonderful memories! I must add this to our menu :) Have a fabulous weekend, Christine~

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    1. Hi Lizzy,

      Thank you! Have a great weekend!

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  15. This is what you call comfort food...cant wait to try this dish it is a must on my recipe list!

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  16. I've never heard of "Goulash" before but it's something that my kids would love! Lots of cheese and pasta sounds great, and meat in it too! Have a great long weekend Christine! ;-)

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  17. Great recipe. We used to eat this a lot when we were teenagers.

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  18. The first time I had goulash was actually in Germany (Bavaria) while I was there for Oktoberfest a few years ago (well, maybe several years ago) LOL
    I love it but can't get my husband to try it. :( He's so picky sometimes!

    Anyway, thanks for this recipe. It looks wonderful!

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  19. Amazing, amazing dish!
    Love it! I cook it often and we are from Europe. So yes, this is one of our favorite dish in eastern Europe

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