My son’s favorite dish he learned to make at the Kids in the Kitchen class was called Southwestern Goulash. In many ways, it reminded me of a chili mac that was heavier on meat and missing the cheese. We decided to modify the dish a bit from the original recipe to help stretch the meat out (which is the most expensive part of the dish) and include a few different items in the dish to really expand the flavors.
Making Southwestern Goulash
The original recipe came from (Amazon affiliate link) Taste of Home Cookbook, 3rd Edition: Best Loved Classics and All-New Favorites. Our modifications included doubling the pasta and corn, increasing the tomatoes and adding black beans. The addition of pasta helps to stretch it out when there are 4 hungry boys wanting to eat volume. The tomatoes and corn are needed to increase the sauce for the dish. And, black beans add another layer of flavor while also helping to boost the protein.
Yum, yum, and yum! For kids that like cheese, you can top with some cheddar or even a sprinkle of Parmesan.
Speaking of yumminess…have you discovered Yummly yet? If you look at the share bar to the left of the post you’ll see the icon (Yum) for saving a recipe to that platform. I love that it pulls the ingredient list over and then calculates out the calorie count for each recipe. Plus you can categorize the recipes you’ve yummed to easily find them later. Based on what you yum, you will have recipe suggestions shared with you, too.
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What kinds of one pot meals does your family enjoy?
Any suggestions for improving on our recipe?