I know, I know- what’s that??  Honestly, I don’t even know if I’m spelling it right, but I just went w/what I learned in 1st grade phonics lessons- sound it out! 😉  And, this spelling looks right, so…

Anyway, this is something that we used to have all the time growing up, and was something that my Dad’s mom used to make a lot, too.  It’s funny, her versions of things were always sooo much better than any of us could ever make, despite following her steps and using the exact same brands/ingredients- how is that possible?  Maybe Gram’s just have a special touch in the kitchen that cannot be duplicated!

But, I will try- w/this recipe, at least!

And, it’s not even a “recipe,” exactly- this is probably the easiest thing you could ever make!  But, it’s definitely comfort-food full of great memories for me, and that’s something I’m craving, especially today as we’re all recovering from a pretty intense head cold.

Let’s see…ingredient list:

1 lb ground beef

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 green pepper, chopped

1/2 can diced tomatoes, drained

elbow macaroni- I don’t know how much I’ll use right now, maybe about 2 cups?

spaghetti sauce


First, cook the macaroni.  Next, you brown the meat w/the onions and peppers (oh, and I just realized that we’re out of onions- who runs out of onions?  Luckily, we had shallots, so I used those instead).  Also, season as you go- I added in some salt, pepper, a dash of basil, and a small dash of garlic powder (small dash!):

Then, add the macaroni to the meat pan (oh, drain the meat first!), and add in spaghetti sauce.  It’s not meant to be too sauc-y, so just add in enough to make the meat and veggies stick together:

And, there you have it- slumgullion!  It’s nothing fancy, but it’s really tasty- oh, and it’s really good the next day, which is why I made a big batch.  Love these leftovers!

* On a side note- I just Googled this, and the word allegedly means a “meaty stew.”  What we have here, however, is more like goulash, but we always called it slumgullion.  Anyway…*

Enjoy! 🙂