Monday, July 8, 2013

Skillet Goulash

Garlic has been grown for more than 5,000 years, is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Cultures throughout history have used it for physical and spiritual health; among the various beliefs about garlic were that it made you stronger and kept away evil spirits. While the prescriptions changed, the use of garlic as a healing agent continued all the way up until today.

Researchers think the ancient Egyptians were the first to farm garlic; the little bulbs helped power the building of the great pyramids. Hard working slaves received a ration of garlic each day to improve their strength and ward off illness. And a mere 15 pounds of this ancient currency would buy a healthy male slave to add to the pyramid building team. It seems fitting that garlic, natural wonder with many healing and culinary properties, played a role in the creation of one of the wonders of the ancient world.

Ancient Egyptians bestowed many sacred qualities upon garlic. They believed it kept away evil spirits, so they buried garlic shape lumps of clay with dead pharaohs. Archaeologists found preserved bulbs of garlic scattered around King Tut's tomb millennia after his burial.
Research Source: How Stuff Works

Wait until you taste our tasty budget friendly skillet goulash. It’s pure comfort.

Skillet Goulash
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1/2 pound elbow Macaroni
1 ground beef
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain, and cover to keep warm.

In a skillet over high heat, add ground beef, onions, bell pepper, salt and pepper. Cook about 7 to 8 minutes, until no pink remains in the meat, stirring often. Drain excess liquid.

Add tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium low, simmer 6 to 8 minutes, until heated through. Add pasta. Sprinkle with cheese, simmer until cheese melted. Enjoy!


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