Kicked-Up Goulash Recipe -
Kicked-Up Goulash Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Kicked-Up Goulash

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"This is no elementary school goulash, although it's as easy and a teen-pleaser. I created this recipe with what I had on hand, but the pearl onions and corn kick it up. It's hard to stop eating."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain. Return drained macaroni to the pot.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until partially browned, 3 to 5 minutes; add pearl onions, corn, and Italian seasoning. Continue to cook and stir until the beef is no longer pink, about 2 minutes. Place a cover on the skillet and cook until the onions are heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and discard excess fat. Add beef mixture to macaroni.
  3. Pour spaghetti sauce over the beef and pasta; stir to coat. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until hot, about 5 minutes.
  4. Season pasta mixture with salt and more Italian seasoning, as needed; top with Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend to serve.
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Nov 02, 2014

Hubby loves these kinds of foods and really liked this one. Wasn't too crazy about the onions but I will make this for him again and leave them out. I used parmesan instead of cheddar just as a personal preference.

Aug 27, 2014

It was just great! Would make again. Added a little red pepper flakes. Yum!


3 Ratings

Dec 16, 2014

I used this as a guide. I had left over deer cube steaks and needed to use it up. While reheating meat I added the Italian season and the pearl onions simmered until onions became soft. Then added a 1/2 can dice tomatoes season with onion and garlic then 10 mins later added 3/4 c Chunky spaghetti sauce simmered until warm (all while adding garlic paper salt garlic and onion powder) added birds eyes steam corn and cooked down.. Covered and Let it sit for hr. boiled elbow macaroni for 8 mins, drained. Reheated meat mixture on low heat. Threw macaroni rest of Spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes and meat together in large pot and summer low for another 15 mins ..(stirring constantly ) turned off.. Let it sit with top shredded mozzarella.. Kids loved it. Ages 4-8-9.. My husband and I thought it was ok.. Definitely a kid friendly meal:-)


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  • Calories
  • 659 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 88 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 9.4 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 30.2 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 1079 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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