Beef Goulash – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 12, 2009

This recipe can now be found exclusively in The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook.
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Sherry January 12, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Yummy goulasch!! :D I haven’t made my mom’s in a while. I will have to make some next week.

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Phoebe January 12, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I love goulash!

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Erica January 12, 2009 at 6:33 pm

We had goulash at my moms this weekend, haha!

BTW, we use a lot of frozen vegetables in the winter. Living in The Frozen North, it would only be fitting, haha!

Plus, the fresh veggies in our stores now, have been picked well before they were ripe and shipped 1/2 way across our country. It all depends on how you look at it.

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kathy January 12, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I just found you and I love your blog! I will be looking at more of your blog as soon as I leave this comment. We love goulash – thanks so much for sharing this

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SmrfChic January 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I cheat when making goulash, LOL! I do hamburger, a jar of spaghetti sauce, a can of corn, and serve it over rice. Super quick, easy, and cheap!

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Martha January 12, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I had read Andrea’s post on the e-coupons and was bummed since I was really only starting to use both. Now that I know we’re not supposed to do it, I won’t. Thank you for sharing.

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Nicole January 13, 2009 at 7:45 am

Hi Erin,

I actually wanted to post a quick comment about frozen vegetables–did you know that actually they can be “fresher” than fresh vegetables? Usually they are picked right off the vine/stalk, cleaned, and quick-frozen in a matter of hours compared to the ones that are packaged for fresh delivery and may take days to get your location.

(Yes local growing is the exception but there isn’t too much of that going on in the winter!)

And frozen veggies still have plenty of nutrients in them as well!

Thanks!

Nicole @ http://friedelephant.blogspot.com/

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Upstatemomof3 January 13, 2009 at 9:33 am

Looks excellent!!! :)

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Joanna January 13, 2009 at 10:27 am

My husband loves this, thanks for the recipe!

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tntstanifer January 13, 2009 at 11:38 am

Hi, thanks for posting these great recipes. We are new to GFCF and this helps! Can you tell me where you get the rice pasta so cheap, though? Thanks!

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Tracy January 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm

I am so excited to have found your blog today! I have been praying that the Lord would lead me to some opportunity to earn some extra cash for our household! I think this may be my answer! I am excited to try this awesome plan out in our home!

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Betsy January 13, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I think frozen veggies are the way to go–especially when they go on sale and you can stock up on things like chopped onions and bell peppers. What a time saver and the nutritional quality is the same or better than fresh produce in the winter….

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Mel January 13, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Looks yummy! Does the rice milk change the flavor a lot or is it not that noticeable? Thanks!

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MistyInthezoo January 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm

When you say you use rice milk instead of sour cream, do you add lemon or vinegar to get the sour or acidic flavor and do you add any thickener to it or reduce the amount since rice milk is so thin?

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Laura May 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm

This was great! My family is on a strict dairy free Casein Free diet. A friend found your website and sent me to it. This recipe is the first I tried. Not quite enough for my family of five – next time I will double it and my oldest can take it to school.
Thanks for the recipe.

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Erin May 14, 2009 at 6:01 am

Yes, larger family or family with older kids certainly need to add to the recipes :)

Erin

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Debbie B. September 7, 2009 at 8:14 am

I posted my goulash recipe in my blog. It is cheap (can’t estimate it’s dollar value, but I didn’t use any costly ingredients). Check it here and leave your comments.

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nanny September 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm

You must be using the fattiest ground beef available, which is not healthy. I only use 93% lean ground beef, and it’s never that cheap. I’ve lived in several parts of the country so it’s not a regional thing.

Ground beef with a higher fat content is actually less economical than leaner beef because there is more waste.

It would be great if you could post nutritional information for your recipes. With the high rates of obesity in this country, this is very important. You can be frugal and healthy if you use the right ingredients.

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Jubjub October 4, 2009 at 1:39 am

This must be a U.S. receipe. Haven’t seen beef at that price for many a long year here in Canada. Isn’t possible to make this meal for $5.00 where I live. I envy you.

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Kari August 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm

If we can not access a recipe from this website, because it’s in the 5 dollar dinner cook book exclusively, then it should not be on the recipe list on this website. It;s not cool to see a recipe then click on it, then sorry it’s an cook book exclusive.

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Tatiana October 23, 2010 at 11:02 am

Just made this for the family the other night and we all loved it!!! Thank you!

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