I still had some leftover pizza sauce and all the fixins for pizza, but I didn't want to make pizza again. So I used all those leftover ingredients to make a great 'goulash'.
Now I know that 'goulash' means different things to different people. I first realized that goulash was different depending on where you go while travelling through Europe several years ago. Kelly and I were racing down the Authbahn-doing somewhere between 95 and 118 miles per hour in our rented Audi A-4 , chasing a crazy-fast yellow convertible sportscar that had passed us. We'd never seen a car exactly like that little sportscar, so we put the pedal to the metal to try and catch up to it. (We're car buffs, in case you didn't notice.) I don't think we'd ever have caught that car, but luckily, it turned into a roadside cafe, so we whipped in behind it. After oohing and ahhing over this beautiful vehicle, we went inside for a bite. I ordered goulash. What a pleasant surprise! The waiter brought me big a plate of tender beef in a savory gravy all mixed in with potatoes and carrots. It was very much like what I would call Swiss Steak.
In my childhood home, goulash was something completely different. When Mom made goulash, she browned ground beef with onions and added it to cooked macaroni, with stewed tomatoes and chopped celery.
Goulash, according to some others, is a dish made with leftovers. That's what this recipe is.
Pepperoni Pizza Goulash
About 3/4 jar of pizza sauce
Sliced black olives
Around 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni
1 cup grated Mozarella cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Stir pizza sauce into macaroni; add pepperoni and olives. Put mixture into a baking dish. Top with grated mozarella cheese. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees until cheese is melted.
Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper may be added to taste.
This quick and tasty recipe is great with a garden salad and slice of bread.
In case you're wondering; that sports car we chased was a 1997 Porsche Boxster. '97 was the first year they made the Boxster. What a sweet car!