Monday, February 20, 2012

Leftover Meatballs and Sausage Italian Style Goulash




One of my kids favorites in their younger days
and now as adults they still ask mama to make this one!
A classic favorite in our house!


Leftover meatballs and sausage from Traditional Sunday Sauce, put  meat in the food processor and pulse a few times. Or mash by hand. (I had around 4 of each)
1 pound of elbow pasta or any kind you like, spirals, bow ties, ziti all work well
1 large can of crushed tomatoes or if you have leftover sauce use that,( another option is to use canned or jar store bought sauce)
1 bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoon olive oil
long shreds of grating cheese

Mash the meat and set aside. Boil the pasta to package instructions and set aside.
In a large fry pan saute garlic and peppers until soft around 3 to 4 minutes, do not brown.  Add the can of tomatoes, or sauce of choice then cooked meat. Simmer around 10 minutes. Add the boiled pasta. Place  pasta on a plate, sprinkle with grating cheese, serve with garlic pizza or garlic knots.

15 comments:

Tina said...

Another amazing pasta dish. I would have never known this was the result of leftovers! That thick sauce and the flavorful meat, thanks for sharing this family favorite-yum. Have a great day Claudia!

Belinda @zomppa said...

I don't think you can ever be too old for this.

The Mom Chef said...

That is so much my kind of dish. I agree, there's no age limit to loving this one. I especially love ways to use leftovers that hide their leftoverness and make you feel like you're eating a brand new dish. It's fantastic.

Greg said...

Great use of leftovers. The best thing is it sounds so good.

Loveforfood said...

Awesome food

Lenia said...

Fantastic way to use up leftovers,dear!Have a lovely week!

icedgurl said...

trekking your yummy blog!!! this dish looks delicious! burp!

cheers!
..TREK..

Claudia said...

Very clever, Claudia. Rather than leftovers - leftovers are transformed anew. Love that concept - and love this comforting dish.

Reeni said...

Goulash is a favorite in our house - so comforting and delicious!

Lacy @ NYCityEats said...

Mmm this sounds great, can't believe I've never tried it before! Awesome use of lelftovers. YUM!!

Kiri W. said...

That looks way too yummy to just be leftovers! :)

Amalia said...

Oh Lordy this looks amazing! I would kill for a plateful of this wonderful goulash! Oh and some fresh garlic knots, heeeaven!

Christine's Pantry said...

Another great pasta dish.

Cucina49 said...

I remember my mother making goulash, but it never looked this good!

Carole said...

Nice blog. I found a new way to use leftover roast lamb. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/salad-with-leftover-lamb.html