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Goulash Recipe

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A Gypsy Camp, not THE Gypsy Camp


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Jackie King
Added: Saturday, January 24, 2009


2 T. extra virgin olive oil
3 lbs. ground beef
2 large onions, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
2 14.5 oz. cans dice tomatoes
1 29-oz, can tomato sauce
3 T. soy sauce
2 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. dried oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

In large kettle or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the meat in the oil about 10 minutes, breaking meat up with a spatula as it cooks. Add the onion, cook and stir for 5 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients except the
macaroni. Reduce heat, simmer covered for 20 minutes. Stir in the macaroni. Simmer covered for 20 minutes. Let the goulash stand for 20 minutes before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10 servings
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
In the summers the gypsys would come camp on the back of my Grandma and Grandpa Stechmann's property.They camped there because they knew Grandpa wouldn't say anything to them about staying on his property. The gypsys would go to farms in the area and beg for food or chickens. Whenever Grandma found out they were staying on the property she would tell mom to keep the door locked. They never seemed to bother Grandma and Grandpa, though, probably because Grandpa let them set up their camp on the back of his land. One day the gypsys went to one of grandpa and grandmas friend's farm and grabbed their daughter. They told her mother if she didn't give them some chickens they wouldn't give her back. I guess the mother went into the house grabbed her gun and came out with it and she got her daughter back.
I begged mom to tell the story to Jan and my cousin Karen last year, when they stopped by the farm. They were in Washington on business and stopped by the farm to see mom when they had a little free time. It is a small world. Mom told Jan he had probably heard that story already, because the family that this happened to was a relative of Jan.




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