To celebrate the airing of the The World Wars™ Three-Night Event on History Channel, our family held a World War I Cooking Contest. We were tasked with making an authentic WWI recipe and sharing it with the group for judging. The final episode of The World Wars airs tonight at 9/8C, so I decided it would be a good idea to share the recipe with you.
1 lb. hamburger
1 medium onion
2 16 oz. cans pork and beans
6 1/2 oz. can tomato sauce
salt and pepper
1. Brown hamburger with onions.
2. Mix in pork and beans, chili powder, salt, pepper, and tomato sauce.
3. Simmer for about 30 minutes
This definitely isn't the most exact recipe, as you are expected to season to taste. In addition, it didn't say whether to simmer covered or uncovered. I went with uncovered.
Though it didn't win (kind of hard for my family in Texas to taste test this one), everyone who tried it at my son's birthday party--which is where we were this weekend--loved it. The Lil' Diva really enjoyed this dish. Army Goulash ends up tasting like a less spicy chili because it doesn't contain cumin or jalapeno peppers. If you're having a busy night and looking for a quick, yet filling, meal, this will fit the bill.
Visit the website listed in the credit above for historical information about preparations during WWI.