Growing up, my mom would make “Ghoul-ash” for Halloween most years. It’s just our silly and simple twist on the Hungarian pasta dish called Goulash :). Our version is really simple and has the flavors of a traditional spaghetti and meat sauce but with a little nod to traditional Goulash…plus, your little pumpkins will think it’s really fun that they’re having Ghoul-ash on Halloween :).
The perfect dinner for ghosts and goblins before trick or treating and such a blessing for busy mamas…because this is prepared in the slow cooker :).
This will serve 4 hungry adults.
1 pound of ground beef
1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 cup water or beef broth
1 tablespoon of paprika
1 (1 1/2 oz) package dry onion soup mix
a healthy pinch of salt and pepper
1 pound of cooked noodles (I used shells but you use whatever short cut pasta you have on hand)
Sour Cream to garnish
Brown your ground beef in a skillet until cooked and crumbly.
In your slow cooker, add in your cooked ground beef, tomato paste, tomato sauce, water, paprika, soup mix and salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or on high 3 hours.
Once you’re ready to serve, spoon your ground beef mixture down over your cooked pasta and garnish with a little dollop on sour cream.
It’s Ghoul-ash at our house on Halloween!