I was talking with my mom over the weekend. I mentioned how I make hamburger and beans quite often. Kent and Eric enjoy it. She was so surprised. She did tell me that she did not call it hamburger and beans. She called it Goulash! So I am updating this recipe per my phone conversation with my mom. I am correcting the recipe name from Hamburger and Beans to:
My Mom’s Goulash
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 red or green bell pepper, chopped or sliced very thin – that is up to you (she used green bell pepper)
1 medium onion, chopped or sliced very thin – that is up to you too!
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
2-15 oz cans Bush’s Original Baked Beans (You can use whatever beans you like, kidney, cannellini, baked, whatever is in your cupboard. My mom used Campbell’s Pork and Beans)
2 Tablespoons fresh basil (if you don’t have fresh basil you don’t have to add any. I know my mom didn’t add basil. I love basil.)
Salt and Pepper (of course)
1. Using a 12 inch skillet, add 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil, add peppers and onions, saute for 2-3 minutes, add garlic. Stir together.
2. Add the ground beef to the peppers and onions, cook until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
3. Open up those cans of beans and add to the hamburger/peppers/onions. Stir together and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
4. Add basil (or not) and stir together. ALL DONE!
I never thought that anyone in my family would like this super quick meal. Kent, myself and Eric really enjoy it. It is super simple and very delicious. Give it a try! 😉