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“Hunky Mess” aka. Skillet Beef and Macaroni

We always called it “Hunky Mess” because growing up I was told it was Hungarian Goulash.  It is not the traditional potato and beef version of goulash – I doubt that it is goulash of any kind.  Although, it does call for a substantial amount of Hungarian Paprika.  Thus, we called it “Hunky Mess.”   Today, I still carry on the tradition in my family.  We all call it “Hunky Mess.”

Hunky Mess is also one dish that I honestly think I make better than my mom.  My mom was a great cook and made this dish frequently, but it was not her best dish.

I did make on major change.  I do not use canned tomatoes (she always used home canned tomatoes).  I just use tomato juice.

The major problem I have in passing on this family favorite is a lack of measuring.  My mom didn’t measure anything and I do not either.  I have included my best guess on measurements.

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  1. This is exactly what we had in our house too! My mom called it hunky goulash. Thanks!

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