Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nannie's Goulash

Hi friends.  You know how a lot of guys are very, very attached to their mothers?  Well, my Hubby is also very fond of his grandmother or Nannie, as he calls her.  She lived just through the pasture from his house growing up and his mother traveled a lot for work, so he practically lived at his Nannie's house.  He ADORES his Nannie and to be quite honest, so do I.  Nannie is the reason my Hubby is a good cook.  He loved to be in the kitchen with her.  She's the one who taught him to make Chicken and Dumplins.  So, since yesterday was Nannie's 85th birthday, I'm sharing her goulash recipe with y'all today. 

The first time my Hubby wanted to make Nannie's Goulash, I thought it sounded like something the orphans were eating for some kind of weird punishment in movies like Oliver Twist.  Just sayin.  It sounded like something made of a bunch of leftover stuff that nobody wanted to eat thrown together in a big pot.  I was not enthusiastic about trying it, but once I did, I loved it!


Elbow noodles (about 12 oz)
2 cans corn
2 cans Ranch style beans
hamburger meat
2 cans Rotel
2 cups shredded cheese

Brown you hamburger meat and drain.  In a large dutch oven or in a crock pot, combine the cooked meat, corn, beans without draining, rotel and cook on low for about an hour to an hour and a half.  You can cook it for longer in the crock pot if you like.  Cook your noodles as directed and drain.  Add your noodles and cook for about twenty minutes.  Add your cheese and cook until cheese is melted and gooey.

Be sure and save your leftovers!  They're even better the next day!

Happy Birthday Nannie!  Thanks for helping raise such a sweet man! 



  1. Oh Yum this sounds warm and cozy on a cold day like today!!
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving

  2. Ooh....perfect busy day meal! Could see this with corn bread. :)

  3. Tanya, this sounds really great.

  4. I LOVE goulash. Seriously love it. But I don't have a good recipe for it. Looks like I need to try this one!

    Funny--my husband is from Arkansas, and he called his grandmother "Nannie," too! And boy, did he adore that woman. Sadly, she passed away just a few months after we got married. She was a wonderful woman--I wish I'd had the chance to know her better. Hope your husband's Nannie has a wonderful birthday!

  5. Everyone needs a Nannie to adore! Recipe sounds great. Hope that you guys are well and that Nannie has a terrific birthday!


  6. I have never added corn or cheese to my goulosh.I have to try this recipe! It looks delish!
    Have a pretty day!

  7. I've never added corn or beans to goulash. This looks much better than mine. I think this looks like the PERFECT comfort dish. When I'm stressed, I want food just like this.

    So yummy looking.

  8. I used to make a very similar recipe that I found on allrecipes. Ranch beans, ground beef, and corn. It's called Cowboy Hash, but my kids called it Cowboy Hats.
    I'm sure the rotel adds a punch of flavor that was missing from the recipe I used. I'll have to give this a try.