Recipe by Cheryle
"Ground beef and macaroni. I serve with homemade bread."
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lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups
This was a great basic recipe for goulash, but seeing as how I have to always be tweaking recipes, I made the following changes: Instead of stewed tomatoes I used 1 can of diced tomatoes. I used a red onion as that was all I had on hand. I added a couple dashes of Worchestshire to give it more of a beefy flavor. Also added a dash of ground pepper and used whole wheat macaroni which I cooked seperately per package directions as there wasn't much cooking liquid in the goulash. I topped it off with some grated Romano cheese. Delicious!
To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with the way it turned out, and it would have been an easy mistake to fix. Just cook the pasta separately! I considered doing this, but was afraid the pasta wouldn't take on the flavor or spices. Boy, was I wrong. By trying to cook the pasta in all of the ingredients, I had a gooey albeit tasty mess at the end. Save yourself the trouble: cook pasta and sauce separately and you will have an easy, tasty meal.
One of my husband's favorite dinners. I made the macaroni(I only cooked about 1 cup of the macaroni) seperately and cooked the ground beef with the onions and spices. Put them all together and heated through. Since I made the macaroni seperately I used the 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce. Also I had to add some salt and pepper.
I liked this recipe, but did make a few changes. I cooked the pasta separately,added a little crushed red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. Then I poured it into a baking dish added cheese to the top. And put in the oven at 350 until the cheese melted. Turned out great.
This didn't last long at my house ~ the boys ate 2-3 helpings each. Pretty good stuff. :-) It's a lot like the goulash my Mom used to make with the exception of the garlic and chili powder. I followed other reviewer's suggestions and cooked the garlic and onions in with the ground beef (which I seasoned with a little pepper, salt, chili powder, and paprika while it was browning). Aside from that, I followed the directions. The macaroni cooked up perfectly in the mixture. Thanks a bunch Cheryle ~ this one's going into the regular rotation!
This was delicious! I used tomato sauce instead of paste and added some chopped green pepper and topped with grated cheese. We all like this even my picky teenager ate it! Thanks.
i added a cup of green peppers and a cup of mushrooms (fresh); used a 28 oz. plus 14 oz. can of cut tomatoes; was very liberal on the spices, adding cayenne and cumin; and no tomato paste. i cooked the pasta in the pot with everything else- why clean something else when you don't have to? this dish turned out very flavorful- and SO easy!
Boil water and prepare 6-8 oz of macaroni noodles according to directions on box. While noodles are cooking, heat 1 lb ground beef, 1/2 c green pepper diced, 1/2 c onion diced in a skillet. Drain fat. After meat is browned, add 2 tsp paprika, 1 TBS chili powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1-14 oz can Delmonte diced tomatoes (basil, garlic, oregano), 4 oz tomato paste, 2 TBS water, 1 1/2 TBS brown sugar, 1 TBS worcestershire sauce. Simmer for several more minutes then remove from heat. Mix in the cooked macaroni noodles and serve. Add a side of garlic bread for a great easy meal.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 227
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