I’m pretty excited about Atlantic Superstore’s next #TasteTheNewNext 2018 Canadian Food Trend, #RediscoveringTraditions. First because now that the weather is cool, I can now turn on the oven without dripping in sweat, and second because I get to make this easy Goulash recipe inspired by my childhood.
You see, there are really only two casseroles I remember my Mum making regularly, one that I loved, one I loathed, both super simple.
The one I loathed was a mixture of boxed mac and cheese, canned mushroom soup, and a can of tuna. I’d turn up my nose and eat PB&Js which made my sister happy because Mum’s “tuna casserole” was her favourite and she could have it all to herself.
The casserole my Mum made that I loved was a basic dish of cooked elbow macaroni, ground beef, and tomato sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese, and baked in the oven. We always called it Goulash, even though as an adult I now know it’s not actually legit real deal Goulash.
I thought it would be fun to jazz up my Mum’s version of Goulash, still using macaroni noodles and ground meat, but slow-baking the meat sauce to add richness and flavour, and mixing in creamy goat cheese to the mozzarella on top.
Also, because I was feeling fancy with my “modern” Goulash, I added a drizzle of PC Black Label White Truffle Oil (because sometimes you just need to be fancy, you know?).
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 1 small can tomato paste
- 1 pound ground beef or pork
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon chili flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup red wine
- 500 grams uncooked elbow macaroni
- 2 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, grated
- ½ cup soft goat cheese
- drizzle for garnish – PC Black Label White Truffle Oil
Disclosure : This post is sponsored by Loblaw and I have received financial compensation and ingredients for the recipe I’ve created. That being said, all views and opinions are my own, and I will never endorse anything that I don’t use or love.