Wednesday, June 16, 2010


It was another one of those nights, I stood before the nearly empty fridge and pondered what to make for dinner. I wasn't interested in spending a lot of time cooking, nor did I want to take a trip to the grocer for ingredients. I knew I had some ground turkey in the freezer, so I took out the Google machine and set to work searching recipes. Thankfully the Food Network site has a section on ground turkey. I sorted through them, but wasn't particularly interested in making a burger (it was raining outside, so grilling was less than appealing) and finally came across a Rachel Ray recipe for Goulash. After consulting the fridge again, I added some additional veggies and seasonings. The end result was quite tasty, but way too much food for one person...good thing I like leftovers!

1/2 lb macaroni pasta
1 lb ground meat (beef or turkey)
1 Tbsp butter
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red pepper, seeded & chopped
1 carrot, shredded
1 rib of celery, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 C chicken broth
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 C sour cream

Cook pasta according to package directions.

While pasta is cooking, heat a cast iron skillet, or other deep skillet, over medium heat. Add butter, once melted, add meat and cook, breaking up, until browned. Add veggies and seasonings, cook another 10 minutes. Add broth and tomatoes and heat through. Add pasta and sour cream, cook until warmed through.

Garnish with sliced scallion and serve with garlic bread.