Wednesday, January 16, 2008

TODAY is National Hot and Spicy Day!

     OK, last night I decided I wanted to cook some goulash, something hearty and warm for such a chilly night, and I wasn't in the mood for soup (I do make a mean Chicken Noodle!), but something more thick.
      I ended up just adding things. Of course, that's what makes goulash so perfect! Anything goes!
      I cooked up a pound of extra lean hamburger meat (you could use ground turkey, too). Then I added two cans of black beans, two cans of corn, a heaping tablespoon of sour cream, and my secret ingredient: Two cans of Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with chiles, onion, cilantro, and lime juice.
      I love Ro*Tel everything, thanks to Daddy and Pa! I still can't believe how many people don't even know of Ro*Tel. Check out their site! They have great recipes, and sometimes it just a twist on one of your favorites.
     In our family we have a couple of special cookbooks that I dearly love. One is from the Texas Rangers (not the baseball team, but the real rangers - cowboy lawmen!), and the other is a collection of recipes from people around Texas.
     For my goulash, I added a little shredded cheese for me, and a healthy amount for Rick and Jordie. They also both added crushed corn chips to their bowls.
     I know it was a hit because we BARELY had any leftovers!! I did take a small bit to work for lunch, and I added a whole wheat tortilla. YUMMY!
     I thought today would be a good day to share last night's recipe because it is National Hot and Spicy Day!

1 comment:

Shop Gourmet said...

Usually when I say Ro-tel people look at me funny. I prefer the extra hot. The spice to heat is balanced perfect.